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Table of contents :
Series Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables
1: Normal Structures and Common Artifacts
Suggested Reading
2: Incidental Findings and Lesions of Limited Clinical Significance
Suggested Reading
3: Pediatric Disorders
Pulmonary Sequestration
Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation
Congenital Pulmonary Overinflation
Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema
Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia
Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
Fetal Lung Interstitial Tumor
Infantile Hemangioma
Major Types of Diffuse Interstitial Lung Diseases in Children
Suggested Readings
4: Infectious Diseases
Bacterial Pneumonia
Mycobacterial Disease (Figs. 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12 and 4.13)
Viral Pneumonia
Fungal Pneumonia
Aspergillus Infections
Invasive Mucormycosis
Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Protozoal and Parasitic Infestations
Suggested Reading
5: Diseases of Cartilaginous and Noncartilaginous Airways
Plastic Bronchitis
Respiratory Bronchiolitis
Constrictive (Obliterative) Bronchiolitis
Diffuse Panbronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis, NOS
Aspiration Pneumonia
Suggested Readings
6: Diffuse Nongranulomatous Lung Disorders
Diffuse Alveolar Damage (DAD)
Noninfectious Air Space Diseases
Organizing Pneumonia
Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia (AFOP)
Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
Smoking–Related Lung Disorders
Respiratory Bronchiolitis (RB)
Smoking-Related Interstitial Fibrosis (SRIF)
Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia (DIP)
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP)
Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP)
Connective Tissue Disease (CTD)-Associated Lung Diseases
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
Suggested Reading
7: Noninfectious Diffuse Granulomatous Lung Diseases
Hypersensitivity Pneumonia
Suggested Readings
8: Transplant-Related Disorders
Acute Cellular Rejection
Airway Inflammation
Chronic Airway Rejection (Obliterative Bronchiolitis)
Chronic Vascular Rejection
Suggested Reading
9: Pneumoconiosis
Mixed Dust Fibrosis
Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis
Hard Metal Pneumoconiosis
Other Rare Types of Pneumoconiosis
Suggested Reading
10: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
Noninflammatory Vascular Disorders
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Suggested Readings
11: Pulmonary Lymphoproliferative Diseases
Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia
Follicular Bronchiolitis
Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia
Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma of MALT
Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis
Other Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma
Suggested Reading
12: Benign Lung Neoplasms
Sclerosing Pneumocytoma
Hamartoma and Chondroma
PEComa (Clear Cell “Sugar” Tumor)
Granular Cell Tumor
Pneumocytic Adenomyoepithelioma
Suggested Reading
13: Lung Carcinoma
Preinvasive (Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia and Adenocarcinoma In Situ)
Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia
Adenocarcinoma In Situ
Minimally Invasive Adenocarcinoma
Invasive Adenocarcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Adenosquamous Carcinoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Carcinoid Tumors
Small Cell Carcinoma
Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Large Cell Carcinoma
Sarcomatoid Carcinoma
Salivary Gland-Type Carcinomas
Suggested Reading
14: Malignant Nonepithelial Lung and Pleural Neoplasms
Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor
Solitary Fibrous Tumor
Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Synovial Sarcoma
Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma and Primary Pulmonary Myxoid Sarcoma
Diffuse Malignant Mesothelioma
Suggested Reading

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Chen Zhang Jeffrey L. Myers Editors

Atlas of Lung Pathology


Atlas of Anatomic Pathology Series Editor: Liang Cheng Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

This Atlas series is intended as a “first knowledge base” in the quest for diagnosis of usual and unusual diseases. Each atlas will offer the reader a quick reference guide for diagnosis and classification of a wide spectrum of benign, congenital, inflammatory, nonneoplastic, and neoplastic lesions in various organ systems. Normal and variations of “normal” histology will also be illustrated. Each atlas will focus on visual diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis. It will be organized to provide quick access to images of lesions in specific organs or sites. Each atlas will adapt the well-known and widely accepted terminology, nomenclature, classification schemes, and staging algorithms. Each volume in this series will be authored by nationally and internationally recognized pathologists. Each volume will follow the same organizational structure. The first Section will include normal histology and normal variations. The second Section will cover congenital defects and malformations. The third Section will cover benign and inflammatory lesions. The fourth Section will cover benign tumors and benign mimickers of cancer. The last Section will cover malignant neoplasms. Special emphasis will be placed on normal histology, gross anatomy, and gross lesion appearances since these are generally lacking or inadequately illustrated in current textbooks. The detailed figure legends will concisely summarize the critical information and visual diagnostic criteria that the pathologist must recognize, understand, and accurately interpret to arrive at a correct diagnosis. This book series is intended chiefly for use by pathologists in training and practicing surgical pathologists in their daily practice. The atlas series will also be a useful resource for medical students, cytotechnologists, pathologist assistants, and other medical professionals with special interest in anatomic pathology. Trainees, students, and readers at all levels of expertise will learn, understand, and gain insights into the complexities of disease processes through this comprehensive resource. Macroscopic and histological images are aesthetically pleasing in many ways. This new series will serve as a virtual pathology museum for the edification of our readers. More information about this series at

Chen Zhang  •  Jeffrey L. Myers Editors

Atlas of Lung Pathology

Editors Chen Zhang Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN USA

Jeffrey L. Myers Department of Pathology University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA

Atlas of Anatomic Pathology ISBN 978-1-4939-8687-3    ISBN 978-1-4939-8689-7 (eBook) Library of Congress Control Number: 2018951998 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, service marks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. The publisher, the authors, and the editors are safe to assume that the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication. Neither the publisher nor the authors or the editors give a warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein or for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. This Springer imprint is published by the registered company Springer Science+Business Media, LLC part of Springer Nature. The registered company address is: 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, U.S.A.

To my mentor, colleague, and lifelong friend, Anna-Luise A. Katzenstein, who taught me most of what I know but only a fraction of what she knows! To countless pathology colleagues like Tom Colby, Henry Tazelaar, MarieChristine Aubry, and Kris Unni. To generations of fellows and residents who taught me far more than I taught them, and to an amazing community of non-pathology colleagues who so generously served as teachers and tutors to fill in the gaps. And most importantly to my wife, who never seems to tire of offering loving support. Jeffrey L. Myers To my family for their constant support and encouragement. Chen Zhang

Series Preface

One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words — Frederick Barnard, 1927

Remarkable progress has been made in anatomic and surgical pathology during the last 10 years. The ability of surgical pathologists to reach a definite diagnosis is now enhanced by immunohistochemical and molecular techniques. Many new clinically important histopathologic entities and variants have been described using these techniques. Established diagnostic entities are more fully defined for virtually every organ system. The emergence of personalized medicine has also created a paradigm shift in surgical pathology. Both promptness and precision are required of modern pathologists. Newer diagnostic tests in anatomic pathology, however, cannot benefit the patient unless the pathologist recognizes the lesion and requests the necessary special studies. An up-to-date Atlas encompassing the full spectrum of benign and malignant lesions, their variants, and evidence-based diagnostic criteria for each organ system is needed. This Atlas is not intended as a comprehensive source of detailed clinical information concerning the entities shown. Clinical and therapeutic guidelines are served admirably by a large number of excellent textbooks. This Atlas, however, is intended as a “first knowledge base” in the quest for definitive and efficient diagnosis of both usual and unusual diseases. The Atlas of Anatomic Pathology is presented to the reader as a quick reference guide for diagnosis and classification of benign, congenital, inflammatory, nonneoplastic, and neoplastic lesions organized by organ systems. Normal and variations of “normal” histology are illustrated for each organ. The Atlas focuses on visual diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis. The organization is intended to provide quick access to images and confirmatory tests for each specific organ or site. The Atlas adopts the well-known and widely accepted terminology, nomenclature, classification schemes, and staging algorithms. This book series is intended chiefly for use by pathologists in training and practicing surgical pathologists in their daily practice. It is also a useful resource for medical students, cytotechnologists, pathologist assistants, and other medical professionals with special interest in anatomic pathology. We hope that our trainees, students, and readers at all levels of expertise will learn, understand, and gain insight into the pathophysiology of disease processes through this comprehensive resource. Macroscopic and histological images are aesthetically pleasing in many ways. We hope that the new series will serve as a virtual pathology museum for the edification of our readers. Indianapolis, IN, USA

Liang Cheng



The surgical pathology of lung and pleural diseases has evolved substantially since the earliest days in which Averill Liebow, Charles Carrington, and others gave birth to the seminal observations that framed pulmonary pathology as a subspecialty discipline. The principal objective of this Atlas is to provide pathologists in training as well as experienced practitioners an easyto-use practical diagnostic guide for lesions involving the lung and pleura. This Atlas may also serve as a good resource for clinicians interested in the histopathologic features that define the entities that afflict their patients. It covers a breadth of common problems likely to cross your microscope but without a level of detail likely to satisfy a desire for deep knowledge of their biology. The 14 chapters begin with a brief overview of normal histology before moving on to incidental findings followed by nonneoplastic and finally neoplastic diseases. Each chapter begins with a heading outline to summarize the contents. Individual diseases include a brief introduction followed by gross photographs for selected entities and multiple photomicrographs at different magnifications with detailed legends describing the findings. The introductory narratives are intentionally concise, including only essential clinical and radiological information and key pathologic features. Detailed descriptions of pathologic findings are found in the figure legends. The emphasis in this book is on the histologic diagnosis of diseases using routinely stained slides as the foundation with a focus on high-quality hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections. Gross illustrations are included for those entities in which gross examination may play an important role in diagnosis. Illustrations of immunohistochemical stains are limited to those that are diagnostically relevant and/or necessary for certain tumor categories. We hope that pathologists and practitioners at every level of experience will find this Atlas useful in evaluating the sorts of lung and pleural diseases likely to be encountered in any busy pathology practice. Indianapolis, IN, USA Chen Zhang Ann Arbor, MI, USA Jeffrey L. Myers 



We would like to acknowledge Dr. Lindsay A. Schmidt for her initial efforts getting this project started—were it not for Lindsay, this project would not have seen the light of day. We also would like to thank Dr. Oscar W. Cummings for allowing us to take photos of his teaching collections. And finally we are grateful to the referring pathologists and non-pathology providers who have entrusted their patients to us in consultation.



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Jeffrey L. Myers  Department of Pathology, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Chen Zhang  Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA


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Fig. 1.1

Normal lung. Gross photograph of a peripheral portion of normal lung. On the cut surface, the tan brown spongy lung parenchyma is composed of secondary lobules in which multiple acini are aggregated. Proximal acinar structures are clustered in the center, and distal alveolar spaces are concentrated at the periphery adjacent to the thin fibrous interlobular septa that separate the lobules. The airways and blood vessels are barely visible. The outer surface of the lung is lined by the visceral pleura (upper left) Fig. 1.2 Normal bronchus. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a main stem bronchus showing bronchial wall cartilage and submucosal seromucous glands. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing bronchial epithelium composed of ciliated, pseudostratified, columnar epithelium with scattered mucin-secreting cells (goblet cells). (c) High magnification of the submucosal glands consisting of mixed serous and mucous cells Fig. 1.3 Normal terminal bronchiole. Intermediate magnification view of a normal bronchovascular bundle. The bronchiole (left) is a small, noncartilaginous airway lined by columnar respiratory epithelial cells with a muscular wall and without intervening submucosal glands. The bronchiole is accompanied by a small muscular pulmonary artery (right) of similar caliber. Associated connective tissue and lymphatic spaces (asterisk) compose the bronchovascular bundle Fig. 1.4 Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing the respiratory bronchiole (RB) and the associated alveolar duct (AD). Note the transition from the respiratory epithelium lining the respiratory bronchiole to the flattened alveolar epithelium of the alveolar duct Fig. 1.5 High-magnification photomicrograph of a respiratory bronchiole. The epithelium is still predominantly ciliated but more cuboidal in shape compared with the columnar pseudostratified epithelium in the larger airway in Fig.  1.2b. Mucous cells or goblet cells become rare in respiratory bronchioles with a relative increase in nonciliated, nonmucinous Clara cells. The bronchiole wall consists of fibrous tissue and an incomplete smooth muscle layer Fig. 1.6 High-magnification photomicrograph of normal alveoli. The alveolar septa are very thin and consist of flattened alveolar epithelium (pneumocytes) and delicate capillaries Fig. 1.7 Photomicrographs showing pleural and chest wall soft tissues in transbronchial biopsies. (a) Fragments of mesothelium-lined pleural tissue and mediastinum/ chest wall adipose tissue are seen in a transbronchial biopsy. (b) Chest wall skeletal muscle and adipose tissue immediately adjacent to normal lung parenchyma in a transbronchial biopsy representing an unintended procedural artifact Fig. 1.8 Low-magnification photomicrograph showing artifactually collapsed lung and intra-alveolar hemorrhage. Mechanically compressed lung may mimic interstitial lung disease as a result of nonspecific thickening of collapsed interstitial structures; finding normal lung adjacent to the collapsed focus is helpful in sorting out the problem. Lack of hyperplastic alveolar pneumocytes is another helpful feature xvii


in distinguishing this artifact from interstitial lung disease. Procedure-related hemorrhage is distinguished from clinically significant intra-alveolar hemorrhage by the lack of fibrin, organizing spindle cells, hemosiderin, and associated secondary interstitial abnormalities Fig. 1.9 “Pseudolipids,” also termed “bubble artifact,” is a processing artifact that may mimic exogenous lipid pneumonia. This artifact occurs commonly in mechanically compressed lung parenchyma, especially in areas of hemorrhage, edema, or inflammation. Lack of foreign body giant cells and other aspiration-related changes are the keys to recognizing “pseudolipids” Fig. 2.1 High-magnification photomicrograph showing corpora amylacea within an alveolar space in normal lung. It is a round, eosinophilic structure consisting of concentric lamellae and spoke-like structures radiating from the center. It is partially rimmed by alveolar macrophages. Corpora amylacea have no known significance but are more prominent in older patients. Their origin is unknown. It is important not to confuse them with aspirated foreign materials Fig. 2.2 Meningothelial-like nodule (MLN). (a) Intermediate-magnification view of characteristic stellate-shaped nodule in which the interstitium is expanded by whorls of bland epithelioid cells arranged in a nested growth pattern. The nodules vary in size, but they are usually small and easily missed; missing them has no diagnostic consequence, and they need not be routinely noted in autopsy or surgical reports. The background lung is unremarkable. (b) At high magnification, the nodule is composed of uniform epithelioid cells with bland, round to oval nuclei, abundant amphophilic cytoplasm, and indistinct cell borders. The cells usually stain for epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) and are negative for cytokeratins, TTF1, and neuroendocrine markers (not shown). The morphologic and immunohistochemical features closely resemble meningothelium. (c) Rarely, MLNs can be numerous and cause a form of diffuse lung disease referred to as “diffuse meningotheliomatosis,” as illustrated in this surgical lung biopsy Fig. 2.3 Carcinoid tumorlet. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a well-demarcated cellular nodule surrounded by normal lung. The lesion is by definition less than 5 mm in greatest dimension. (b) At high magnification, the nodule is composed of uniform, oval to elongated epithelioid cells with finely dispersed (“salt and pepper”) nuclear chromatin. These lesions stain strongly positive for neuroendocrine markers such as synaptophysin and chromogranin (not shown) and are distinguished from typical carcinoid tumors mainly by their size (less than 5 mm) and location (peribronchiolar interstitium) of the lesion Fig. 2.4 Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph illustrating neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia commonly accompanies carcinoid tumorlets and is characterized by a proliferation of neuroendocrine cells distributed in a pagetoid fashion within the respiratory epithelium of a bronchiole (top half of photomicrograph). The lumina of affected bronchioles may be narrowed by a pattern of concentric fibrosis characteristic of constrictive (obliterative) bronchiolitis (lower left). Diffuse idiopathic neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disease in which the combination of neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia and constrictive bronchiolitis is affiliated with progressive airflow limitation. Carcinoid tumorlets and neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia are common incidental findings in resection specimens harboring carcinoid tumors and should not be overdiagnosed as DIPNECH Fig. 2.5 Nodular metaplastic ossification (osseous metaplasia). A single focus of branching woven bone is present within an area of fibrosis from a patient with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). This sort of osseous metaplasia is common in UIP but is not specific and can be seen in various histologic contexts, including relatively normal lung

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Fig. 2.6

Dendriform ossification. In this photomicrograph multiple elongated, branching lamellar bone spicules are seen within the interstitium, which is in turn affected by a subtle pattern of mild, paucicellular fibroelastosis. The fibrosis sometimes associated with dendriform ossification often has this distinctive “aponeurosis-like” quality. Dendriform ossification may occur as an isolated finding, in which case it may not be affiliated with respiratory symptoms and is instead an incidental finding of little consequence. In other cases, however, this pattern of osseous metaplasia is more extensive and superimposed on a pattern of fibrosis that may resemble usual interstitial pneumonia and account for a syndrome of progressive lung disease Fig. 2.7 Metastatic calcification is characterized by alveolar septal deposition of basophilic calcium particles. The alveolar structure is preserved with mild septal thickening. Metastatic calcification is a diffuse form of dystrophic calcification that is usually seen in patients with longstanding renal failure requiring hemodialysis Fig. 2.8 Blue bodies are round, often fragmented, lamellated basophilic structures within alveolar macrophages. They are the breakdown products of cell metabolism and are of no clinical significance. Blue bodies contain calcium and are not polarizable. They should not be confused with aspirated particulates such as microcrystalline cellulose Fig. 2.9 Megakaryocytes within the alveolar septa. High-magnification photomicrograph showing irregularly shaped and deeply basophilic megakaryocytes within the lumina of alveolar septal capillaries. They are common incidental findings in surgical lung biopsies and autopsies and are especially common in patients with sepsis, cardiovascular diseases, or metastatic malignancies Fig. 2.10 Apical cap (fibroelastosis). (a) Low-magnification view of an upper lobe lung biopsy showing a subpleural zone of scarring. The underlying lung parenchyma is normal. (b) High-magnification view of the scarred area showing the distinctive elastotic collagen and mild chronic inflammation. The apical cap is a common incidental finding in the upper lobes but can also be seen in the superior segments of the lower lobes. In a few patients, apical caps present as mass-like lesions with radiologic features resembling malignancy. Because well-differentiated adenocarcinomas occasionally arise in this setting, small closed biopsies performed for a radiologic suspicion of malignancy that show only apical cap should be interpreted with caution Fig. 2.11 Low-magnification photomicrograph showing round atelectasis. Round (also termed rounded) atelectasis occurs when fibrotic pleura retracts and invaginates into underlying lung parenchyma, causing a portion of the lung to collapse. The collapsed lung may mimic a mass radiologically and therefore be viewed as a potential “pseudoneoplasm” Fig. 3.1 Intralobar pulmonary sequestration (bronchial atresia with systemic vascular connection) combined with features of congenital pulmonary airway malformation. (a) Gross photograph showing cut surface of a partially resected lung that is nearly completely replaced by a yellow-white solid cystic lesion. The lesion is well demarcated, and minimal remaining normal lung tissue is seen at the periphery of the specimen. A centrally located thick-walled feeding blood vessel (arrow) is identified. This example illustrates the overlap between intralobar sequestration and CPAMs. (b) Cross section of the identified feeding blood vessel confirms a systemic elastic artery Fig. 3.2 Intralobar pulmonary sequestration combined with features of congenital pulmonary airway malformation. (a) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing an area of the lesion illustrated in Fig. 3.1 characterized by back-to-back smaller bronchiolar type cysts. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing ciliated respiratory epithelial lining of maldeveloped parenchymal cysts


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Pulmonary sequestration. In this low-magnification photomicrograph showing a long-standing lesion, the cysts contain mucus admixed with inflammatory debris and macrophages. The lining epithelium is focally attenuated and flattened. The stroma is fibrotic, with abundant collagen deposition and focal osseous metaplasia (upper right) Fig. 3.4 CPAM/congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM), type 1. The cut surface of this surgical specimen shows multiple variably sized cysts separated by grossly normal lung parenchyma. The cyst walls are fibrotic with a smooth interior surface Fig. 3.5 CPAM type 1. (a) Low-magnification view of section from the CPAM illustrated in Fig. 3.4 showing a large cyst lined by nonmucinous ciliated columnar epithelium. The cyst is located immediately next to normally developed lung parenchyma. (b) High-magnification view of cyst lining that is ciliated respiratory epithelium Fig. 3.6 CPAM type 1 with mucinous epithelium, a potential precursor to mucinous adenocarcinomas with a lepidic architecture referred to historically as bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of the type 1 CPAM illustrated in Figs. 3.4 and 3.5 showing multiple variably sized cysts and bronchiole-like structures, some of which are lined by nonciliated mucinous columnar epithelium. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph demonstrates mixed respiratory and mucinous epithelium. The mucinous epithelium includes tall columnar cells with abundant apical mucin and bland basally located nuclei Fig. 3.7 CPAM type 2 typically occurs in the first year of life and tends to be associated with other anomalies that account for poorer outcomes. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing multiple small cysts (0.5–2 cm) scattered within relatively preserved distal lung parenchyma. (b) At higher magnification, the bronchiole-like cysts are lined by ciliated respiratory epithelium and surrounded by a thin, incomplete layer of smooth muscle resembling a bronchiole Fig. 3.8 Congenital pulmonary overinflation (emphysema). (a) Low-magnification view of overinflated lung showing enlarged air spaces, thin alveolar septa, and preserved alveolar architecture. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing thin incomplete alveolar septa Fig. 3.9 Pulmonary interstitial emphysema. Gross photograph showing the cut surface of a lung segment resected from a 7-week-old infant on mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure. The cut surface shows multiple air-filled cysts tracking along visceral pleura, interlobular septa, and bronchovascular bundles with compression of intervening parenchyma Fig. 3.10 Pulmonary interstitial emphysema. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing multiple linear air-filled spaces distributed within bronchovascular bundles and interlobular connective tissue. The lung parenchyma between the air spaces is compressed and shows procedure-related hemorrhage. (b) At higher magnification, an elongated air-filled interstitial space is located next to a bronchiole with procedure-related hemorrhage in the background. The air-filled space shows no lining epithelium and is instead partially lined by macrophages, including multinucleated giant cells. (c) High-magnification view of multinucleated giant cells lining an air-filled interstitial space Fig. 3.11 Pulmonary lymphangiectasis secondary to congenital heart disease. The interlobular septum is widened by dilated lymphatic vessels. The dilated spaces follow lymphatic routes that may superficially resemble interstitial emphysema. Identifying the proteinaceous lymphatic fluid and flattened endothelial lining cells combined with the absence of multinucleated giant cells is helpful in making the distinction. The key to differentiating lymphangiectasis from diffuse lymphangiomatosis (see Fig. 3.15) is that the number of lymphatic spaces is not increased in the former

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Fig. 3.12 Pulmonary lymphangiectasia. (a) In this example of long-standing pulmonary lymphangiectasia secondary to chronic heart failure, significant perilymphatic fibrosis is present. (b) An elastic stain shows lack of elastin within the vessel walls, a finding helpful in differentiating dilated lymphatics from blood vessels Fig. 3.13 Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows marked expansion and distortion of interlobular septa by numerous irregular anastomosing lymphatic spaces. The number of lymphatic spaces is markedly increased compared to preservation of the normal number of lymphatic channels in lymphangiectasis (Figs. 3.11 and 3.12). (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing complex anastomosing lymphatic channels lined by attenuated endothelial cells without cytologic atypia Fig. 3.14 Pleuropulmonary blastoma, type I. Gross photograph shows cut surface of a portion of a large multiloculated cystic lesion within the pleura Fig. 3.15 Pleuropulmonary blastoma, type I. (a) Low-magnification view demonstrates epithelial-lined cysts with a “cambium” layer of undifferentiated mesenchymal cells. (b) High-magnification view of cyst wall showing small and primitive mesenchymal cells. Note the ciliated respiratory epithelial lining of the cyst. (c) Another area of the same lesion in which the cyst wall shows only paucicellular fibrous stroma without neoplastic mesenchymal cells. This area by itself is indistinguishable from CPAM type 4, a term and concept that should be abandoned. This also serves as a reminder that adequate sampling and careful examination for areas of increased stromal cellularity are important when evaluating cystic lesions in infants and young children Fig. 3.16 Pleuropulmonary blastoma. (a) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing an area in which a portion of a cyst wall shows rhabdomyoblastic differentiation in neoplastic mesenchymal cells. (b) High-magnification view showing cytoplasmic striations typical of rhabdomyoblasts Fig. 3.17 Pleuropulmonary blastoma, type III. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of type III pleuropulmonary blastoma showing a solid sheet of undifferentiated blastomatous tumor cells. (b) At high magnification, the tumor cells are relatively uniform, with high nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio, mild pleomorphism, and inconspicuous nucleoli Fig. 3.18 Pleuropulmonary blastoma, type III. (a) Low-magnification view of a type III pleuropulmonary blastoma showing an area of stromal overgrowth with increased pleomorphism and focal rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation. (b) Highmagnification view of the rhabdomyosarcoma-like area showing tumor cells with enlarged, eccentric, pleomorphic nuclei and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm Fig. 3.19 Pleuropulmonary blastoma with chondrosarcomatous differentiation. (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing cartilage-like nodules within a cellular undifferentiated stroma. (b) High-magnification view of the cartilage-like nodule showing chondroid differentiation with enlarged atypical nuclei Fig. 3.20 Fetal lung interstitial tumor (FLIT). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a well-circumscribed FLIT in which the neoplasm is separated from developmentally normal lung parenchyma (top left) by a fibrous capsule. (b) Intermediate-magnification view showing maldeveloped air spaces separated by septa that are markedly expanded by a uniform monolayer of cytologically bland mesenchymal cells. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph showing bland mesenchymal cells with round to oval-shaped nuclei, small capillary vessels, and an attenuated epithelial lining with cytologic features typical of type 2 pneumocytes Fig. 3.21 Infantile hemangiomas have only rarely been reported as primary solitary lung masses. (a) Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest of a 7-month-old girl shows an enhancing opacity occupying much of her left lower lobe. (b) Gross


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photograph of the cut surface of her left lower lobectomy shows a circumscribed, soft, spongy pink mass that is sharply demarcated from normal-appearing lung parenchyma Infantile hemangioma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of the tumor illustrated in Fig. 3.21 shows a highly vascularized neoplasm that is unencapsulated but sharply demarcated from adjacent lung tissue (bottom). (b) Highermagnification photomicrograph shows distortion of alveolar walls by complex anastomosing capillaries lined by bland endothelial cells that were strongly positive for glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) Chronic pneumonitis of infancy. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a surgical lung biopsy shows uniform thickening of alveolar septa with minimal architectural distortion. Alveolar spaces often contain proteinaceous exudates, macrophages, and cholesterol clefts resembling pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP-like) in chronic pneumonitis of infancy. However, that feature was not seen in this example. (b) A high-magnification view shows expansion of alveolar septa by fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, and minimal collagen deposition with only rare inflammatory cells. Reactive pneumocyte hyperplasia is prominent Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. (a) Photomicrograph showing the uniform thickening of alveolar septa by bland-appearing mesenchymal cells. No significant inflammation or pneumocyte hyperplasia is present. (b) At high magnification, the thickened alveolar septa contain cells with bland round to oval nuclei and abundant clear to eosinophilic cytoplasm Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. (a) Photomicrograph of a periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) stained section shows abundant granular cytoplasmic staining of the mesenchymal cells within the alveolar septa. (b) The positive PAS staining within the cytoplasm is washed away following diastases digestion, which is indicative of glycogen deposition Acute bronchopneumonia. Low-magnification photomicrograph shows an exquisitely air-space-centered process in which acute inflammatory cells and fibrin fill the lumens of distal airways and air spaces. Alveolar septae are congested and focally disrupted, but the overall alveolar structure is preserved Acute bronchopneumonia. High-magnification photomicrograph shows that the air-space exudate is composed mainly of neutrophils with prominent karyopyknosis and karyorrhexis, histiocytes, and fibrin Acute bronchopneumonia. High-magnification photomicrographs showing bacterial colonies of the kind occasionally observed in acute bronchopneumonia on routine H&E (a) and GMS (b) stains Legionnaires’ disease. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing acute bronchopneumonia with prominent intra-alveolar fibrinous exudates in a patient with Legionnaires’ disease. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing acute bronchopneumonia with prominent necrosis, an inflammatory infiltrate in which histiocytes predominate, and fibrin. (c) Intermediate-magnification view of autopsy findings in the same patient illustrating a combination of acute bronchopneumonia and diffuse alveolar damage with well-formed hyaline membranes, a finding characteristic of Legionnaires’ disease in a subset of patients Nocardia pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a patchy necrotizing acute bronchopneumonia forming circumscribed microabscesses with a vaguely granulomatous appearance. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing a vaguely granulomatous microabscess at higher magnification but without the giant cells, epithelioid macrophages, or associated non-necrotizing granulomas more typical of granulomatous infection. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph in which a tissue gram (Brown-Brenn) stain shows the filamentous bacteria typical of Nocardia spp.

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lumens of distal airways. (b) Higher magnification view from the same biopsy specimen showing a small focus of central necrosis with neutrophils Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia. High-magnification photomicrograph shows the histologic hallmark of CMV pneumonia, the enlarged cells containing both intranuclear and intracytoplasmic inclusions. The intranuclear inclusion is dark purple and is surrounded by a clear halo (owl’s eye). The cytopathic changes are usually seen in bronchiolar epithelium and endothelial cells but may occasionally affect other cells, including macrophages Herpes simplex virus (HSV) pneumonia. (a) Photomicrograph showing necrotizing bronchitis and bronchopneumonia with prominent karyorrhexis typical of HSV infection. The bronchiolocentric necrotizing process destroys the airway and surrounding parenchyma. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing characteristic Cowdry type A inclusions that are round, eosinophilic, and surrounded by a clear halo. Peripheral margination of chromatin is also seen. Other inclusions are characterized by dense, ground-glass change filling up the entire nucleus with a surrounding basophilic rim Herpes simplex virus (HSV) pneumonia. Photomicrograph showing positive immunohistochemical staining with HSV-I antibody. Immunostains can be helpful in cases with equivocal or atypical inclusions Adenovirus pneumonia. (a) Intermediate magnification photomicrograph showing diffuse alveolar damage with hyaline membranes and an associated air-space exudate that includes macrophages, neutrophils, and fibrin. (b) High-magnification view demonstrating adenovirus intranuclear inclusion with the typical dark and smudged appearance (arrow) Measles pneumonia. (a) Photomicrograph showing numerous large multinucleated giant cells in diffuse alveolar damage. (b) High-magnification view of the multinucleated giant cell with intranuclear eosinophilic inclusions and chromatin margination Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia is a significant cause of respiratory disease in children but rarely requires biopsy for diagnosis. (a) Photomicrograph of a surgical lung biopsy showing multinucleated giant cells in diffuse alveolar damage with prominent hyperplasia of type 2 pneumocytes. Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is a relatively uncommon finding in RSV pneumonia, seen only in those with severe disease. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing a multinucleated giant cell with round, eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions Influenza virus H1N1 pneumonia. (a) Low magnification showing a combination of diffuse alveolar damage and a necrotizing inflammatory infiltrate typical of influenza pneumonia. Diagnostic cytopathic changes are absent in influenza pneumonia. (b) Low-magnification photomicrograph from the same patient showing a large area of hemorrhagic infarct, a characteristic feature of influenza virus type H1N1 infection Histoplasmosis. Gross photograph showing cut surface of a well-circumscribed lesion with prominent central necrosis showing concentric rings (resembling the rings of a tree) that are characteristic of histoplasmosis Histoplasmosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of the lesion shown in Fig. 4.21. The lesion shows a rounded border and prominent central necrosis with calcification, surrounded by a thin rim of epithelioid histiocytes and collagen fibrosis. The organisms are few in quantity and are invisible on H&E-stained slides. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of GMS stain showing small, uniform, oval-shaped yeasts with narrow-based budding Histoplasmosis. (a) The necrotizing granulomatous inflammation in acute histoplasmosis as illustrated in this low-magnification photomicrograph can include irregular (geographic) zones of necrosis with nuclear debris resembling the granu-

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lomatous inflammation more typical of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis). (b) A GMS stain reveals small, frequently teardropshaped yeasts of Histoplasma capsulatum Disseminated histoplasmosis. (a) Photomicrograph showing disseminated histoplasmosis characterized by sheets of histiocytes filling air spaces without wellformed granulomas. (b) A higher-magnification photomicrograph shows “parasitized” organisms filling the cytoplasm of engorged histiocytes. Yeast within the cytoplasm of macrophages are visible as dot-like nuclei surrounded by a clear space. This is the only form of histoplasmosis in which you can see the organisms on routinely stained sections. (c) High-magnification view of a GMS stain reveals numerous small round and oval-shaped yeast clustered within the cytoplasm of histiocytes Blastomycosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a combination of necrotizing and non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation in a patient with blastomycosis. (b) A higher-magnification view shows suppurative granulomatous inflammation that is characteristic of blastomycosis. The central necrosis shows abundant neutrophils with karyorrhexis surrounded by plump epithelioid histiocytes and giant cells. (c) Photomicrograph from the same biopsy showing a budding yeast form in a giant cell in the upper center portion of the image. (d) High-magnification view of the same budding yeast showing characteristic doubly refractile wall and central basophilic nucleoplasm. A second organism is present below and to the left in the same giant cell but lacks the central basophilic nucleoplasm Blastomycosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a needle biopsy from a solitary lung nodule showing poorly formed non-necrotizing granulomas including multinucleated giant cells. (b) High-magnification view showing multiple large, rounded yeasts with thick, refractile cell walls (arrows). Some yeasts show broad-based budding. The organisms are larger than Cryptococcus neoformans with which they may be confused and lack the central endospores typical of Coccidioides immitis Blastomycosis in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Photomicrograph of autopsy lung showing numerous round yeasts with thick doubly refractile walls typical of Blastomyces dermatitidis with diffuse alveolar damage. This is an uncommon manifestation of blastomycosis that occurs most commonly in immunocompromised patients Cryptococcosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a nodule in which poorly formed non-necrotizing granulomas comprise loose clusters of multinucleated giant cells with variably conspicuous cytoplasmic vacuoles. (b) Highmagnification view showing that many of the cytoplasmic vacuoles contain delicate, pale-staining, thin-walled yeast with associated halos representing mucinous capsules. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of GMS stain showing the round and misshapen fractured yeast forms typical of Cryptococcus neoformans Cryptococcosis. (a) Photomicrograph showing necrotizing granuloma that contributed to the same nodule illustrated in Fig. 4.28. This combination of necrotizing granulomas and loose clusters of multinucleated giant cells is a common tissue manifestation of pulmonary cryptococcosis. (b) Higher-magnification view showing necrotic center of granuloma at the bottom surrounded by a mixed inflammatory infiltrate of mononuclear cells in which epithelioid histiocytes predominate. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of GMS illustrating yeast typical of Cryptococcus neoformans randomly scattered with the necrotic center of the granuloma


Fig. 4.30 Cryptococcosis. (a) Organizing pneumonia is a common manifestation of cryptococcosis, as illustrated in this low-magnification photomicrograph. It is distinguished by associated granulomatous inflammation, including clusters of epithelioid and multinucleated macrophages. (b) High-magnification view showing the delicate, pale-staining, thin-walled yeast with associated halos that are the histologic hallmarks of Cryptococcus neoformans Fig. 4.31 Cryptococcosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a needle biopsy from a lung nodule in an immunocompromised patient. Areas of pale-colored necrosis and vaguely granulomatous inflammation are seen. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the pale-colored necrosis in which there are numerous round yeasts with minimal inflammatory reaction and without well-formed granulomas. The yeasts vary markedly in size and shape and are surrounded by a prominent clear space corresponding to a mucinous capsule. (c) High-magnification view of the GMS stain highlights the characteristic features of Cryptococcus: variation in size and frequent fragmentation of the yeast. (d) High-magnification photomicrograph illustrating the brightly mucicarminophilic capsule seen in most (but not all) strains of Cryptococcus neoformans. Capsule-deficient strains may lack this characteristic Fig. 4.32 Coccidioidomycosis. (a) Necrotizing granulomatous inflammation is the most common finding in Coccidioides infections. This low-magnification photomicrograph shows a large area of bland necrosis surrounded by epithelioid histiocytes and giant cells with non-necrotizing granulomas at the periphery. (b) Highmagnification photomicrograph showing large empty spherules (arrows) with a thick, somewhat refractile wall at the edge of necrosis. Note that the spherules are much larger than adjacent histiocytes Fig. 4.33 Coccidioidomycosis with eosinophilia. (a) Photomicrograph showing necrotizing granuloma with associated eosinophilia in a patient with coccidioidomycosis. Tissue eosinophilia is commonly associated with necrotizing granulomatous inflammation in coccidioidomycosis and may include areas resembling eosinophilic pneumonia, as illustrated in the same biopsy in (b) Fig. 4.34 Cavitary coccidioidomycosis. (a) This low-magnification photomicrograph illustrates necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with cavitation in a patient with coccidioidomycosis. (b) Photograph of surgical specimen corresponding to photomicrograph in a showing a cavitary lesion with an irregular rim of firm inflammatory tissue Fig. 4.35 Coccidioidomycosis. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph showing a multinucleated giant cell containing a Coccidioides spherule with multiple small slightly basophilic endospores. Note the eosinophils in the lower left corner. (b) Photomicrograph of a GMS-stained section showing multiple large empty spherules, spherules containing endospores, and free endospores. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of a routinely stained section showing a combination of spherules, endospores, and hyphae (upper right) in a patient with cavitary disease. Hyphae are an uncommon finding in surgical specimens of coccidioidomycosis and represent the mycelial form of the organism Fig. 4.36 Aspergillus mycetoma (aspergilloma). (a) Photograph of resected aspergilloma forming a fungus ball within a cavitary space. (b) Low-magnification view of fungus ball situated within a dilated airway. Note that there is no tissue response or invasion by the fungus ball Fig. 4.37 Aspergillus hyphae. (a) Photomicrograph of routinely stained H&E section showing the organisms comprising an aspergilloma arranged as radially aligned elongated septate hyphae with acute-angle branching. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the conidial heads that are occasionally seen and may be helpful in identifying the specific species of Aspergillus

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Fig. 4.38 Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing dilated bronchus filled up with dense mucus plugs demonstrating a layered appearance typical of mucoid impaction of bronchi (MIB) in ABPA. (b) High-magnification view showing that the layers of the “allergic mucin” typical of MIB in ABPA constitute a combination of desiccated eosinophils and inspissated mucus in which there are variably conspicuous CharcotLeyden crystals. (c) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing bronchocentric granulomatosis, a finding that in the context of MIB and eosinophilia is characteristic of ABPA. Bronchocentric necrotizing granulomatous inflammation without other features of ABPA occurs in other conditions, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis) and granulomatous infections Fig. 4.39 Invasive aspergillosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing necrotizing pneumonia characteristic of invasive aspergillosis. The air spaces are filled with a fibrinous exudate that includes neutrophils and karyorrhexis. (b) Highmagnification photomicrograph of GMS-stained section showing fungal hyphae with the necrotizing exudate with branching septate hyphae characteristic of Aspergillus spp. Fig. 4.40 Invasive aspergillosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a needle biopsy from a lung mass in an immunocompromised patient showing areas of infarction and adjacent organizing pneumonia. (b) Higher-magnification view of the infarcted area showing a necrotic blood vessel with questionable fungal hyphae filling up the lumen. (c) A GMS stain reveals Aspergillus fungal hyphae within the vascular lumen and invading the vascular wall Fig. 4.41 Necrotizing tracheobronchitis as a manifestation of invasive aspergillosis. (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph of bronchial wall showing extensive ulceration, necrosis, and invasion by Aspergillus fungal hyphae. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of routinely stained section of the bronchial wall showing thin, septate Aspergillus hyphae. (c) High-magnification view showing extensive invasion of bronchial wall cartilage Fig. 4.42 Invasive mucormycosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing parenchymal necrosis with acute and chronic inflammation, including epithelioid and multinucleated histiocytes resulting in a vaguely granulomatous appearance. Fungal hyphae are present predominantly within the necrotic tissue. (b) Highmagnification photomicrograph showing the wide, irregular, ribbon-shaped, nonseptate hyphae with 90-degree branching. (c) Invasive mucormycosis. GMS staining showing irregular, ribbon-shaped hyphae with 90-degree branching Fig. 4.43 Invasive mucormycosis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing a blood vessel completely occluded by mucor hyphae Fig. 4.44 Candidiasis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing blood vessel lumen rimmed by inflammatory cells with a partially necrotic thrombus containing numerous fungal pseudohyphae radially arranged to form a central nidus. (b) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a small artery filled with numerous fungal organisms. (c) High magnification of the intravascular organisms showing yeasts and pseudohyphae Fig. 4.45 Candidiasis in chronic granulomatous disease. (a) Photomicrograph showing suppurative granuloma in a lung biopsy from a patient with chronic granulomatous disease. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of GMS-stained section showing small, narrow-budding yeast in granuloma illustrated above. Cultures grew Candida spp. Fig. 4.46 Pneumocystis pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of Pneumocystis pneumonia showing classic histologic features. The air spaces are filled with frothy eosinophilic exudates. There is nonspecific chronic inflammation within the mildly thickened alveolar septa. (b) High-magnification photomicro-


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graph shows the characteristic intra-alveolar frothy exudate. The trophozoites of the organisms, represented by the tiny dot-like structures within the clear space of the frothy materials, are difficult to see on H&E-stained slides but are an important clue to the diagnosis. (c) High-magnification view of GMS stain showing numerous round to helmet-shaped cysts within the intra-alveolar frothy exudates. The cysts demonstrate frequent fragmentation and have been described as crushed structures shaped like ping-pong balls. Trophozoites are not visible on GMSstained slides Diffuse alveolar damage is a common manifestation of Pneumocystis pneumonia, making a GMS stain mandatory in any immunocompromised patient with this finding. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a lung biopsy with Pneumocystis pneumonia showing early-stage diffuse alveolar damage with prominent hyaline membranes. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the subtle frothy appearance focally present within the lush hyaline membranes. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of GMS-stained section showing organisms typical of Pneumocystis jirovecii clustered within the hyaline membranes Pneumocystis pneumonia. The vasculitis illustrated in this photomicrograph is a rare, atypical finding in Pneumocystis pneumonia that may resemble autoimmune or lymphoproliferative diseases. However, the focal presence of the intra-alveolar frothy exudate typical of pneumocystis (arrow) combined with the patient’s immunocompromised status are important clues to the diagnosis Pneumocystis pneumonia. (a) Photomicrograph showing granulomatous inflammation in a patient with Pneumocystis pneumonia. The poorly formed granulomas are located within the air space. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing the typical frothy exudates that are often only a focal finding when affiliated with granulomatous features. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of GMSstained section showing numerous round and somewhat fragmented cysts within the central fibrinonecrotic exudates Pneumocystis pneumonia with coexisting HSV infection. As illustrated in this high-magnification photomicrograph, more than one organism may be present in a lung biopsy from an immunocompromised patient. This biopsy shows frothy exudates characteristic of Pneumocystis pneumonia as well as viral cytopathic changes (arrows) and an associated necrotizing exudate typical of HSV infection Toxoplasmosis. (a) Low-magnification view of a lung biopsy from an immunocompromised patient showing patchy parenchymal necrosis with minimal inflammation. (b) High-magnification view at the edge of the necrosis showing an intracellular bradyzoite-containing cyst. (c) High-magnification view from elsewhere in the same biopsy showing multiple tachyzoites present within the extracellular exudates Amoebiasis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a large, geographic area of necrosis with mild peripheral inflammatory infiltrates. (b) Highmagnification view at the edge of necrosis showing multiple round to oval trophozoites with a thin cell membrane and single nucleus with prominent nuclear border and central karyosome Dirofilarial nodule (dog heartworm disease). Photograph of wedge biopsy from a patient with an asymptomatic solitary nodule showing a solitary well-demarcated centrally necrotic nodule mimicking an infectious granuloma Dirofilarial nodule. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing well-circumscribed infarct-like necrosis surrounded by fibrosis and a chronic inflammatory infiltrate rich in eosinophils without well-developed granulomatous features. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing a thrombosed blood vessel containing multiple cross sections of dirofilarial organisms. (c) High-magnification view of the organism cut in cross section showing the thick cuticle surrounding complex internal structures

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Fig. 4.55 Paragonimiasis (lung fluke). High-magnification view of the wall of a cystic lung lesion showing several oval-shaped eggs with a refractile wall. There are associated fibrosis, chronic inflammation with eosinophils, and multinucleated foreign body giant cells Fig. 4.56 Strongyloidiasis. Papanicolaou stain of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid showing a curved larva of Strongyloides stercoralis in a background of mixed inflammation Fig. 5.1 Asthma. At low magnification, multiple airways are filled with mucus plugs. No significant inflammation is present. The lung parenchyma is normal Fig. 5.2 Asthma. At higher magnification, the bronchial epithelium is remarkable for prominent goblet cell hyperplasia and thickened basement membrane (arrows). The bronchial wall shows smooth muscle hyperplasia and mild chronic inflammation. The lumen of the airway is almost completely occluded with a mucus plug Fig. 5.3 Asthma. Another high-magnification photomicrograph showing an inflamed airway in a patient with asthma showing prominent smooth muscle hyperplasia, acute and chronic inflammatory infiltrates, and mucus plugging Fig. 5.4 Asthma. High-magnification view of mucus plug containing eosinophils and accompanied by epithelial necrosis Fig. 5.5 Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis associated with asthma. Gross photograph of a lobectomy specimen showing multiple dilated airways filled with green-gray, friable, desiccated mucus typical of mucoid impaction of bronchi Fig. 5.6 Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis associated with asthma. Lowmagnification view of mucoid impaction of bronchi characterized by a dilated and inflamed cartilaginous airway impacted with allergic mucin. The allergic mucin contains layered cellular components in which eosinophils predominate within the lightly stained mucus Fig. 5.7 Allergic mucin characteristic of mucoid impaction of bronchi (MIB) in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). (a) Expectorated casts from a patient with MIB in ABPA.  The gross appearance resembles plastic bronchitis (see Fig.  5.14); histologic features are helpful in distinguishing the two. (b) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing expectorated cast from a patient with ABPA. The alternating layers of inspissated mucus and degenerating eosinophils are characteristic of the allergic mucin that defines MIB in ABPA. (c) Highmagnification photomicrograph of the allergic mucin illustrated in b, showing degenerating eosinophils and numerous Charcot-Leyden crystals, which are the breakdown products of eosinophilic granules Fig. 5.8 Allergic mucin in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) associated with asthma. (a) Another high-magnification view of allergic mucin with CharcotLeyden crystals and degenerating eosinophils. (b) High-magnification view of Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) stained section showing fragmented, degenerating fungal hyphae in the allergic mucin from a patient with ABPA. The organisms are often rare in this condition and are largely limited to the allergic mucin without evidence of tissue invasion Fig. 5.9 Localized bronchiectasis. Gross photograph of a surgical specimen showing localized bronchiectasis. Dilated bronchi and associated bronchopneumonia and scarring are seen in the lower lobe, extending almost to the pleural surface. The bronchi and lung parenchyma in the upper lobe are normal Fig. 5.10 Localized bronchiectasis. A close-up photograph of another resection specimen showing dilated bronchi with a characteristic corrugated mucosal surface Fig. 5.11 Diffuse bronchiectasis. (a) Gross photograph of explanted lungs from a patient with cystic fibrosis. The cut surface shows diffusely dilated bronchi, some of which are filled with purulent exudates. (b) A close-up view showing the dilated bronchi filled with purulent exudates. There is also prominent peribronchial fibrosis and scarring, with very limited intervening normal lung parenchyma


Fig. 5.12 Bronchiectasis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a dilated bronchus with prominent acute and chronic inflammation with lymphoid aggregates and scarring of more distal peribronchial lung tissue. The integrity of the bronchial wall has been destroyed by inflammation and fibrosis, with an incomplete smooth muscle layer and attenuation of cartilage. (b) A higher-magnification photomicrograph shows focal necrosis of the lining respiratory epithelium with tufts of granulation tissue that are common and contribute to the risk of hemoptysis in these patients Fig. 5.13 Bronchiectasis. A photomicrograph showing another example of bronchiectasis in which there is severe acute and chronic inflammation with extensive necrosis of respiratory epithelium, peribronchial fibrosis, and an incomplete smooth muscle layer. The lumen contains sloughed epithelial cells and neutrophils Fig. 5.14 Plastic bronchitis. Gross photograph of an expectorated bronchial cast resembling a tree with branches. The size and shape of the casts may vary from small segmental casts to large casts filling the entire tracheobronchial tree of a lung Fig. 5.15 Plastic bronchitis. Low-magnification photomicrograph of an expectorated cast showing a combination of fibrin and small lymphocytes Fig. 5.16 Respiratory bronchiolitis. Low-magnification photomicrograph of respiratory bronchiolitis in a patient with RBILD. Lightly pigmented alveolar macrophages are clustered within the lumina of bronchioles and spill into adjacent air spaces Fig. 5.17 Respiratory bronchiolitis. High-magnification photomicrograph from the same biopsy illustrated in Fig. 5.16 showing finely granular brown (smoker’s) pigment in the cytoplasm of alveolar macrophages Fig. 5.18 Respiratory bronchiolitis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing the finely granular brown pigment typical of respiratory bronchiolitis. Occasional eosinophils are often present but should not be numerous Fig. 5.19 Respiratory bronchiolitis. Another example showing a confluent aggregate of pigmented macrophages filling the entire lumen of the respiratory bronchiole and extending into adjacent alveolar spaces Fig. 5.20 Constrictive bronchiolitis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a lung wedge biopsy showing largely unremarkable alveolar lung parenchyma. A few bronchioles (arrows) have thickened walls, a feature that is inconspicuous and easily overlooked at this magnification. (b) Intermediate-magnification view showing a narrowed lumen caused by subepithelial fibrosis. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph illustrating prominent fibroblast proliferation in a collagenous and myxoid stroma situated between the respiratory epithelium and the smooth muscle layer (arrows) Fig. 5.21 Constrictive bronchiolitis. High-magnification photomicrograph of an elastic tissue stain highlights the fibrosis that separates the respiratory epithelium from the subepithelial elastic layer Fig. 5.22 Constrictive bronchiolitis. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph of bronchiole illustrated in Fig. 5.20a. The lumen of the bronchiole is completely obliterated by fibrosis with a scant infiltrate of inflammatory cells, including foamy histiocytes. The bronchiole is recognizable by its residual smooth muscle layer and the adjacent small muscular pulmonary artery. (b) An elastic stain highlights the residual elastic layer (arrows) of the obliterated bronchiole Fig. 5.23 Constrictive bronchiolitis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing the accumulation of foamy macrophages in peribronchiolar alveolar spaces, a common nonspecific finding indicating small airway obstruction Fig. 5.24 Diffuse neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (multiple carcinoid tumorlets) with constrictive bronchiolitis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a carcinoid tumorlet in a cartilaginous airway with an obliterated lumen from a patient who had never smoked. Mosaic attenuation on a high-resolution computed tomog-

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raphy scan and airflow limitation on pulmonary function studies were found. (b) Low-magnification photomicrograph of the same lung biopsy showing an obliterated bronchiolar lumen associated with a carcinoid tumorlet Diffuse panbronchiolitis. Photomicrograph showing a characteristic combination of peribronchiolar inflammation rich in lymphocytes accompanied by a striking accumulation of foamy macrophages in the peribronchiolar interstitium Diffuse panbronchiolitis. High-magnification view of another bronchiole showing a chronic bronchiolitis in which lymphocytes predominate and large numbers of foamy macrophages expand the wall of the bronchiole and extend into adjacent alveolar septa Diffuse panbronchiolitis-like changes in a patient with sequestration. This low- magnification photomicrograph shows histologic findings typical of diffuse panbronchiolitis but in a patient with an intralobar sequestration, illustrating that histology by itself is insufficient to establish the diagnosis of diffuse panbronchiolitis Acute bronchiolitis caused by bacterial infection. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing an acute inflammatory exudate distending bronchiole lumina with an acute and chronic inflammatory infiltrate expanding bronchiolar walls. The inflammation is exquisitely localized to the airways, leaving the surrounding lung parenchyma uninvolved. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing an acute suppurative inflammatory infiltrate distending the bronchiolar lumina. Chronic inflammation predominates in the bronchiole wall. A tissue Gram stain demonstrated bacterial cocci Chronic bronchiolitis, NOS in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing an inflammatory reaction involving the bronchioles without extending into the adjacent lung parenchyma. (b) At high magnification, the inflammatory infiltrate is composed of lymphocytes and plasma cells Peribronchiolar metaplasia in chronic bronchiolitis, NOS. Photomicrograph showing chronic bronchiolitis accompanied by fibrosis that extends into peribronchiolar interstitium accompanied by hyperplasia of columnar respiratory epithelial cells. This is a relatively nonspecific manifestation of chronic small airway injury that can occur in a variety of contexts, including in patients with underlying hypersensitivity pneumonia and usual interstitial pneumonia. Occasionally peribronchiolar metaplasia occurs in isolation in patients with mild restrictive lung disease in whom there is no radiologic or histologic evidence of other forms of diffuse lung disease, a circumstance referred to as peribronchiolar metaplasia-interstitial lung disease Chronic bronchiolitis, NOS.  Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the prominent smooth muscle hyperplasia sometimes associated with chronic small airway injury of any cause, including chronic bronchiolitis, NOS Centrilobular emphysema. Gross photograph showing the cut surface of lung with enlarged air spaces distributed in a centrilobular fashion, leaving relatively spared parenchyma between emphysematous spaces and interlobular septa. No significant fibrosis is seen Centrilobular emphysema. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing centrilobular emphysema characterized by enlarged air spaces and alveolar wall destruction Panacinar emphysema. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing panacinar emphysema characterized by diffusely enlarged air spaces. The alveolar walls are thin and fragmented Distal acinar (paraseptal) emphysema. Gross photograph showing the cut surface of the lung with striking distal acinar emphysema characterized by paraseptal and subpleural bullae and blebs


Fig. 5.36 Pleural blebs in distal acinar (paraseptal) emphysema. Low-magnification view of pleural blebs containing air collection within the visceral pleura resulting from rupture of subpleural alveoli and dissection of air into the pleural connective tissue. Fibrosis and chronic inflammation are commonly seen associated with pleural blebs. The immediately adjacent subpleural parenchyma also shows enlarged air spaces Fig. 5.37 Placental transmogrification in severe emphysema. (a) A large emphysematous bulla contains fragmented alveolar walls in which the interstitium is expanded by a combination of inflammation, fibrosis, and stromal mucins, resulting in papillary structures superficially resembling placental villi. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing fibrovascular cores lined by hyperplastic alveolar pneumocytes resembling placental chorionic villi Fig. 5.38 Aspiration pneumonia. Photomicrograph showing degenerated vegetable matter within the bronchiolar lumen associated with a suppurative and fibrinous exudate. No granuloma or giant-cell reaction is present in this example Fig. 5.39 Aspiration pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing bronchiolocentric chronic and granulomatous inflammation. (b) High-magnification view of granuloma composed of multiple giant cells surrounding aspirated vegetable matter Fig. 5.40 Aspiration pneumonia. High-magnification photomicrograph showing degenerated vegetable matter associated with suppurative granulomatous inflammation Fig. 5.41 Aspiration pneumonia showing multiple forms of degenerated vegetable matter. (a) High-magnification view showing multifaceted large eosinophilic particles lacking internal structures that are situated within the peribronchiolar interstitium and surrounded by a thin rim of histiocytes. (b) Another high-power view showing round eosinophilic structures (arrows) within multinucleated giant cells. (c) Highmagnification photomicrograph showing brown amorphous matter within a giant cell. (d) High-power view showing collapsed, curved, elongated eosinophilic structures superficially resembling hyalinized blood vessels with an associated giant-cell reaction in peribronchiolar interstitium Fig. 5.42 Aspiration pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing changes of organizing pneumonia characterized by polypoid fibroblast plugs filling up air spaces. Organizing pneumonia is a common finding in aspiration and should prompt a search for other features that might establish aspiration as a likely etiology. (b) High-magnification view of the circled area in a showing pale-gray crystalline material (arrows) characteristic of microcrystalline cellulose, a common inert filler (excipient) in oral medications. (c) Microcrystalline cellulose is strongly birefringent when viewed with polarized light Fig. 5.43 Aspiration pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing necrotizing granulomatous inflammation centered on an airway (“bronchocentric granulomatosis”). (b) Higher magnification of the necrotic center demonstrates pale-gray particulates of microcrystalline cellulose. (c) The microcrystalline cellulose shows strong birefringence when viewed with polarized light Fig. 5.44 Aspiration pneumonia. High-magnification photomicrograph showing a combination of granulomatous inflammation and organizing pneumonia associated with deeply basophilic, coral-like material consistent with crospovidone, another common filler in oral medications Fig. 6.1 Summary of entities included in this chapter, spanning a spectrum from acute to chronic diseases Fig. 6.2 Proportion of patients with ARDS showing exudative, proliferative, and fibrotic phase DAD at autopsy. The exudative phase is the earliest change and dominates in the first week following injury. Proliferative phase changes become more conspicuous after the first week and are the dominant finding after the first 2 weeks. Collagen fibrosis is a late-stage event that does not occur in all patients

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DAD with a patchy distribution. (a) Low-magnification view of surgical lung biopsy from a patient with ARDS showing nearly normal lung in the upper right and DAD in the lower left portions of the field (H&E). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of the nearly normal lung in the upper right portion of the field illustrated in a showing minimal alveolar septal thickening and congestion, which may reflect the earliest and least specific exudative phase of DAD (H&E). (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of DAD in the lower left portion of the field illustrated in a showing the early proliferative (organizing) phase with persistent hyaline membranes (H&E) Fig. 6.4 DAD, early exudative phase. (a) Scanning magnification photomicrograph of the early exudative phase of DAD in a patient with ARDS (H&E). At low magnification the lung parenchyma looks nearly normal with only minimal alveolar septal thickening and overall preservation of lung architecture. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of field illustrated in a showing alveolar septal congestion and thickening with very focal hemorrhage and fibrin in air spaces (asterisk) (H&E). In this early phase, it is very difficult and perhaps impossible to diagnose DAD on the basis of this combination of nonspecific findings alone. It is only the clinical context (i.e., ARDS) that allows more confident speculation that this is DAD in an early exudative phase. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph of field illustrated in a showing an area in which alveolar septal thickening and associated congested and air space hemorrhage are more advanced than that seen in b (H&E). In addition, this field shows early hyaline membrane formations (arrow), which allows a more confident diagnosis of DAD Fig. 6.5 Diffuse alveolar damage, exudative phase. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph from patient with ARDS who had acute bronchopneumonia complicated by early DAD (H&E). Alveolar septa are mildly congested with minimal inflammation, hemorrhage, and fibrin in air spaces and hyaline membranes (arrows) Fig. 6.6 DAD, exudative phase. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing acute DAD (H&E). Alveolar septa are mildly thickened by a combination of interstitial edema and a relatively scant infiltrate of predominantly mononuclear cells. Acellular, brightly eosinophilic hyaline membranes are the histologic hallmark of acute DAD. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing acute DAD (H&E). Acellular, eosinophilic hyaline membranes are arranged in linear arrays along mildly thickened alveolar septa Fig. 6.7 Diffuse alveolar damage, exudative phase. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph of surgical lung biopsy from a patient with ARDS demonstrating prominent hyaline membranes affecting mainly alveolar ducts (asterisks) Fig. 6.8 DAD, proliferative phase. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the early proliferative or organizing phase of DAD (H&E). Hyaline membranes remain a distinctive feature and are accompanied by expansion and distortion of the interstitium owing mainly to fibroblasts and myofibroblasts within a pale-staining basophilic matrix. In areas there is alveolar collapse (asterisks), which accounts for the increasingly distorted architecture Fig. 6.9 DAD, proliferative phase. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing expansion and distortion of alveolar septa by mesenchymal cells accompanied by persistent and increasingly fragmented hyaline membranes (H&E) Fig. 6.10 DAD, late proliferative phase. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph demonstrating the proliferative or organizing phase of DAD in a surgical lung biopsy from a patient with unexplained (idiopathic) ARDS (i.e., acute interstitial pneumonia) (H&E). There is uniform interstitial expansion and distortion resulting in markedly abnormal lung architecture with only a few widely scattered hyaline membranes (arrow). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph illustrating expanded, distorted, and collapsed alveolar septa in the late proliferative or orga-


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nizing phase of DAD (H&E). (c) High-magnification photomicrograph from another patient with ARDS illustrating the proliferative phase of DAD in which collapsed alveolar septa are separated by ectatic alveolar ducts (H&E). Hyaline membrane remnants are present within the areas of collapsed and distorted interstitium DAD, late proliferative phase. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph shows fibroblasts and myofibroblasts forming polypoid intraluminal structures (arrows) closely mimicking the appearance of organizing pneumonia (H&E). This demonstrates the considerable histologic overlaps between the proliferative or organizing phase of DAD and organizing pneumonia. In small biopsies organizing DAD may be indistinguishable from organizing pneumonia, but correlation with clinical and radiologic information will often resolve the diagnostic distinction DAD, proliferative phase. (a) Fibrin thrombi are a common although nonspecific finding in DAD, as illustrated in this photomicrograph of a surgical lung biopsy from a patient with ARDS (H&E). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing a distinctive pattern of squamous metaplasia involving bronchiolar epithelium in a patient with ARDS (H&E) Pneumocyte hyperplasia with reactive atypia in DAD. A high-magnification photomicrograph demonstrates hyperplastic pneumocytes in a patient with DAD (H&E). There is focal cytomegaly with nuclear enlargement and prominent nucleoli but without viral inclusions. This degree of reactive atypia is common in the organizing phase of DAD and should not be construed as either a malignancy or a marker for any specific etiology such as drug toxicity or viral infection Mallory hyaline in hyperplastic pneumocytes in DAD.  This high-magnification photomicrograph illustrates densely eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions identical to the Mallory hyaline more commonly affiliated with hepatocytes in alcoholic hepatitis (H&E). This cytologic curiosity is not specific for DAD, occurring in other forms of diffuse lung disease including usual interstitial pneumonia DAD, proliferative phase. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the proliferative phase of DAD in a patient with unexplained (idiopathic) ARDS (i.e., acute interstitial pneumonia, referred to historically as Hamman-Rich syndrome) (H&E). The lung architecture is distorted by proliferating fibroblasts and myofibroblasts and concomitant alveolar collapse. Rare hyaline membrane remnants mark some of the collapsed air spaces (arrow) End-stage fibrosis at autopsy in a patient with acute interstitial pneumonia. A gross photograph illustrates the cut surface of a lung from a young woman less than 35 years of age who died within 2 months of the acute onset of rapidly progressive respiratory failure. At autopsy her lung showed extensive fibrosis and honeycomb change. A surgical lung biopsy performed in the course of her hospitalization showed organizing DAD DAD due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. (a) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing both acute and organizing DAD in which there are both well-formed hyaline membranes and organizing fibroblast/myofibroblasts; in this field, they form polypoid structures closely mimicking the appearance of organizing pneumonia (H&E). Two hyperplastic pneumocytes show nuclear inclusions typical of CMV (arrow). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the CMV-infected cells with typical intranuclear inclusions (H&E). The cell in the upper right portion of the field shows basophilic cytoplasmic inclusions (arrow), another feature helpful in recognizing CMV (H&E) DAD caused by infection with Pneumocystis jiroveci (Pneumocystis pneumonia). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of surgical lung biopsy from a patient with ARDS showing acute DAD with thick, lush hyaline membranes typical of those sometimes seen in patients with Pneumocystis-associated DAD (H&E). (b) High-

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magnification photomicrograph showing a small focus of frothy exudate (arrows) within one of the thick hyaline membranes in the same patient with Pneumocystisassociated DAD (H&E). (c) High-magnification photomicrograph illustrating organisms typical of Pneumocystis jiroveci in the same surgical lung biopsy showing DAD characterized by thick hyaline membranes (Gomori methenamine silver stain) Gross photograph of surgical lung biopsy from patient with COP. Areas of pallor were firm on palpation and corresponded to the areas of organizing pneumonia (arrows) Organizing pneumonia in a patient with COP. (a) This scanning magnification photomicrograph shows the sharp contrast between the area of organizing pneumonia at lower right and relatively normal lung in the upper left (H&E). Organizing pneumonia fills air spaces and therefore appears solid at lowest magnification. (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph of organizing pneumonia illustrated in lower right portion of a showing to better advantage the characteristic polypoid plugs of organizing fibroblasts and myofibroblasts, in this case with an associated infiltrate of lymphocytes and plasma cells within the central areas of the plugs themselves (H&E). The configuration of the organizing fibrosis reflects the anatomy of the respiratory bronchioles and alveolar ducts in which it resides Organizing pneumonia in a patient with COP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing organizing pneumonia in a well-inflated lung surgical lung biopsy (H&E). The patchy abnormality comprises very distinctive plugs of organizing fibroblasts and myofibroblasts situated mainly within the lumina of branching airways and alveolar ducts. (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph from same surgical lung biopsy shows to better advantage the intraluminal plugs of organizing tissue affiliated with a scant infiltrate of mononuclear inflammatory cells (H&E). Alveolar septa show a similar infiltrate of mononuclear inflammatory cells, but the interstitial changes are limited to the areas with intraluminal fibrosis Organizing pneumonia in a patient with COP.  Higher-magnification view of the surgical lung biopsy illustrated in Fig. 6.21 showing the characteristic branching pattern of organizing pneumonia in a well-inflated lung biopsy. Note that while organizing pneumonia is centered on the airways, there are concomitant interstitial abnormalities that are limited to the areas of intraluminal fibrosis Organizing pneumonia in a patient with COP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the polypoid plugs of organizing fibroblasts and myofibroblasts outlined in sharp relief against a backdrop of collapsed intervening air spaces (H&E). The plugs of intraluminal fibroblastic tissue are centered on respiratory bronchioles and alveolar ducts, which accounts for this peculiar and distinctive low-magnification appearance. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph from low-magnification field illustrated in a showing bland fibroblasts and myofibroblasts arranged in a vaguely linear fashion within an edematous and focally collagenized matrix to form a cast of the affected distal airway surrounded by compressed alveolar spaces (H&E) Foamy alveolar macrophages in organizing pneumonia. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph shows prominent foamy macrophages in the region of organizing pneumonia (H&E). This is a common although nonspecific finding in organizing pneumonia that represents microscopic obstructive pneumonia resulting from small airway dysfunction Organizing pneumonia in a patient with aspiration of gastric particulates. (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing organizing pneumonia that might easily be construed as COP (H&E). In multiple areas throughout the biopsy, however, the organizing pneumonia is accompanied by foreign particulates with an associated


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giant cell reaction (arrow), as illustrated at higher magnification in b, c. (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph from surgical lung biopsy showing extensive organizing pneumonia and associated multinucleated giant cells containing basophilic, coral-like cytoplasmic inclusions (arrows) typical of crospovidone, a chemically inactive filler (excipient) used in oral medications (H&E). (c) High-magnification photomicrograph showing crospovidone (arrow) affiliated with a foreign body giant cell reaction in the midst of what is otherwise typical organizing pneumonia (H&E) Secondary organizing pneumonia in cryptococcosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing organizing pneumonia (arrows) with prominent foamy macrophages and a dense inflammatory infiltrate (H&E). (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing organizing pneumonia with foamy alveolar macrophages and an inflammatory background that includes loose clusters of epithelioid macrophages and giant cells (arrow), resulting in a vaguely granulomatous appearance (H&E). (c) High-magnification photomicrograph showing poorly formed granulomatous inflammation illustrated in b (H&E). (d) High-magnification photomicrograph of the granulomatous inflammation illustrated in c showing multiple fungal yeast forms (arrows) with clear halos, thin delicate pale-staining walls, and narrow-neck budding typical of Cryptococcus neoformans (H&E) BOOP-like variant of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener). (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing features typical of organizing pneumonia (H&E). (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph from the same biopsy showing a necrotizing vasculitis characterized by a focal, transmural infiltrate of predominantly neutrophils with associated karyorrhexis (H&E). (c) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing a palisaded granuloma typical of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener) in the same lung biopsy in which organizing pneumonia was the dominant feature (H&E). This combination of findings has been described in patients with the BOOP-like variant of Wegener granulomatosis Eosinophilic pneumonia in a patient with CEP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of CEP showing patchy air space-filling process (H&E). (b) Intermediatemagnification photomicrograph showing a combination of inflammatory cells and fibrin in air spaces accompanied by expansion of the interstitium by a similar inflammatory infiltrate (H&E) Eosinophilic pneumonia in a patient with CEP. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph from patient with CEP whose biopsy is also illustrated in Fig. 6.28 showing air space and interstitial chronic inflammatory infiltrate in which eosinophils predominate (H&E). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of a different field in the same biopsy showing both eosinophils and alveolar macrophages (H&E). Macrophages are often a prominent component of the air space exudate in eosinophilic pneumonia and sometimes overshadow the eosinophils Eosinophilic pneumonia in a patient with CEP. This high-magnification photomicrograph of a surgical lung biopsy from a patient with CEP shows focal necrosis in an air space exudate made up mainly of macrophages with eosinophils clustered at the periphery and within an expanded interstitial structure (H&E) Eosinophilic pneumonia in a patient with CEP. (a, b) Two high-magnification photomicrographs show a prominent fibrinous air space exudate that was a focal finding in a patient with biopsy findings that were otherwise typical of CEP (H&E). Fibrin predominates in the air spaces, but clusters of eosinophils are present within the air spaces as well as the interstitium and are key to distinguishing eosinophilic pneumonia from acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) Eosinophilic pneumonia in a patient with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a very patchy air space-filling pro-

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cess in which fibrin is a prominent feature (H&E). Note multiple corpora amylacea (arrows) embedded in the fibrinous inflammatory infiltrate, an incidental finding of no special significance. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of eosinophilic pneumonia showing a combination of fibrin, eosinophils, and macrophages in eosinophilic pneumonia (H&E). Note portion of corpora amylacea at lower right, an incidental finding Organizing eosinophilic pneumonia in a patient with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a combination of air space fibrin, interstitial and air space inflammation, and organizing intraluminal fibrosis resembling organizing pneumonia (H&E). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing air space fibrin associated with a mixed inflammatory infiltrate that includes clusters of eosinophils, organizing fibroblasts, and myofibroblasts, resulting in a pattern of intraluminal fibrosis resembling organizing pneumonia (H&E) AEP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a surgical lung biopsy from a patient with AEP showing a combination of interstitial thickening and a variably cellular fibrinous air space exudate with associated hyaline membranes (H&E). (b) High-magnification photomicrograph from same biopsy showing well-formed hyaline membrane (asterisk) and a cellular air space exudate that includes eosinophils and neutrophils (H&E). Some of the eosinophils are degranulated and recognizable only on the basis of a characteristic bilobed nucleus Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of AFOP in a patient with unexplained bilateral opacities on CT scan (H&E). There is a patchy air space-filling process in which fibrin predominates and is accompanied by a very mild air space and interstitial infiltrate of mononuclear cells. In this field there is minimal organization of the fibrinous air space exudate. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing a fibrinous air space exudate with minimal association inflammation (H&E). Special stains and cultures were negative, and there was minimal eosinophilia to suggest eosinophilic pneumonia as an alternative to AFOP. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph from same surgical lung biopsy showing an area in which the fibrinous air space exudate illustrated in a, b is affiliated with ingrowth of organizing fibroblasts (H&E). This feature, common in AFOP, results in considerable histologic overlaps with organizing pneumonia. Indeed, some patients with lesions resembling AFOP almost certainly have a variant of organizing pneumonia (COP) AFOP. (a) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph of core needle biopsy from patient with unexplained localized opacities on a chest CT scan (H&E). All special stains and cultures were negative for organisms, and there were no other histologic features (such as eosinophilia) to suggest a specific etiology. (b) Highermagnification photomicrograph of area in lower right of field illustrated in a showing an organizing fibrinous air space exudate. This associated acute inflammation in this focus should at least raise the possibility of an infectious etiology (H&E) PAP.  Scanning magnification photomicrograph of surgical lung biopsy from a patient with primary acquired (autoimmune) PAP (H&E). Most of the air spaces in this sample are filled with eosinophilic debris that at first blush resembles pulmonary edema. Alveolar septa are nearly normal, showing only a mild, patchy infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells without significant fibrosis PAP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing characteristic patchy distribution of a granular air space exudate in a patient with primary acquired (autoimmune) PAP (H&E). In many areas the air space exudate retracts from alveolar septa in a manner that is sometimes helpful in separating PAP from pulmonary edema. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing to better advantage the granular texture of the alveolar exudate with occasional coarse eosinophilic aggregates (arrows), rare mononuclear inflammatory cells, and degenerating erythro-


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cytes (H&E). The granular nature of the exudate and associated cellular detritus is key to separating PAP from pulmonary edema PAP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph from another patient with primary acquired (autoimmune) PAP showing pulmonary edema-like eosinophilic air space exudate (H&E). Focal cholesterol-like clefts and granular debris with cell ghosts (asterisk) are important clues to the diagnosis of PAP. (b) Highmagnification view of the same lung biopsy showing granular eosinophilic background, cholesterol-like clefts, macrophages, and cell ghost characteristic of PAP (H&E). Staining for periodic acid-Schiff stain, while characteristic, is relatively nonspecific. Diagnosis hinges instead on recognizing the distinctive histologic and cytologic characteristics that separate alveolar exudates of PAP from edema fluid PAP. (a) Intermediate magnification of ThinPrep preparation demonstrating bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patient with PAP. Irregularly shaped fragments of a paucicellular granular exudate with coalescent globules and cell ghosts are characteristic of PAP. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of one of the fragments illustrated in a showing PAP characterized by granular, paucicellular debris containing cell ghosts. (c) Low-magnification photomicrograph of cell block from a different patient using PAP (H&E). A paucicellular granular exudate shows larger aggregates or clumps of eosinophilic debris, a common finding in PAP. (d) Highmagnification photomicrograph of cell block from same patient with PAP illustrated in c. A granular exudate is associated with rare macrophages, cell ghosts, and characteristic large eosinophilic aggregates (H&E) PAP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of transbronchial lung biopsy from a patient with primary acquired (autoimmune) PAP (H&E). The upper third of the photomicrograph shows alveolated lung parenchyma with a distinctive, paucicellular, granular air space exudate. Alveolated lung parenchyma at the bottom is unremarkable, attesting to the often patchy distribution of PAP. (b) Highmagnification photomicrograph of the same transbronchial biopsy showing granular, eosinophilic, air space exudate typical of PAP (H&E) RB. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing a respiratory bronchiole and its adjacent alveoli filled with lightly pigmented macrophages typical of those seen in cigarette smokers. The air spaces away from the respiratory bronchiole are less involved RB. High-magnification photomicrograph showing smokers’ macrophages within the air spaces that contained finely granular light brown pigment in the cytoplasm. The pigment is faintly positive on a Prussian-blue iron stain but lacks the coarse, refractile granules and bright blue staining characteristics of bleeding-related hemosiderin Smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing patchy areas of lung parenchyma with thickened septa. The fibrosis involves the subpleural and centrilobular parenchyma with abrupt demarcation from uninvolved lung parenchyma. (b) At intermediate magnification, the involved areas show interstitial thickening by hyalinized collagen fibrosis with minimal inflammation. The alveolar spaces are enlarged and distorted. (c) Highmagnification view of the thickened alveolar septa with hyalinized collagen bundles. No significant inflammation is present SRIF with respiratory bronchiolitis. (a) At low magnification, alveolar septa are thickened, and some alveolar spaces are filled with pigmented macrophages. (b) High-magnification view showing alveolar septa thickened with hyalinized collagen bundles. Note the pigmented smokers’ macrophages within the alveolar spaces Chest CT scan image of a patient with desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP). Patchy ground-glass opacities and emphysematous changes are commonly

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described. No significant fibrosis is noted, as evidenced by traction bronchiectasis and/or honeycomb change DIP. (a) At low magnification, air spaces are diffusely filled by numerous pigmented macrophages. (b) Intermediate-magnification view showing intra-alveolar accumulation of pigmented macrophages with preserved alveolar structure and mildly thickened alveolar septa. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph demonstrating macrophages with light brown cytoplasmic pigment within the air spaces. The alveolar septa are expanded by chronic inflammation without the paucicellular hyalinized collagen typical of SRIF, and they are lined by reactive pneumocytes Changes resembling DIP in smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF). (a) At low magnification, there is diffuse air space filling of pigmented macrophages. The alveolar architecture is preserved, but the alveolar septa are markedly thickened. (b) High-magnification view showing the typical pigmented macrophages filling up the air spaces and alveolar septa thickened with hyalinized collagen fibrosis DIP with emphysema. In addition to the typical pigmented macrophages filling up air spaces, there are also air space enlargement and concomitant interstitial pneumonia that include mild fibrosis Chest CT scan images of a patient with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). (a) A horizontal cross section of the chest showing numerous cysts and nodular densities. (b) A coronal cross section showing that the cystic and nodular lesions are predominantly within the upper lobes of the lung LCH. Gross image of a lung wedge biopsy from a patient with early-stage LCH showing multiple tan-white centrilobular nodules on the cut surface LCH.  Gross image of an explanted lung from a patient with late-stage LCH. Numerous cysts and tan-white nodules (arrows) are seen on the cut surface LCH. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing multiple cellular, stellate nodules within the lung. Note the background lung parenchyma with emphysematous change and respiratory bronchiolitis LCH.  Low-magnification view of a centrally cystic nodule from a patient with LCH. The central cyst represents the ectatic lumen of the affected airway, which is surrounded by a polymorphic infiltrate in which there are numerous Langerhans cells resulting in a vaguely granulomatous appearance LCH. (a) High-magnification view of Langerhans cells within the nodule illustrated in Fig. 6.54, mononuclear cells with folded or kidney bean-shaped nuclei, and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm. (b) Immunohistochemical stain for CD1a shows positive membranous staining in Langerhans cells. (c) Immunohistochemical stain for S-100 shows positive nuclear and cytoplasmic staining in Langerhans cells. (d) Electron microscopy image of a Langerhans cell with intracytoplasmic rod-shaped Birbeck granules (arrows) LCH. (a) In this example, the lesion is almost completely replaced by fibrosis, forming a stellate-shaped scar with scar emphysema. At the periphery of the lesion, there are smaller clusters of cellular infiltrates (arrows). (b) High-magnification view of the cellular focus demonstrating typical Langerhans cells with folded or kidney bean-shaped nuclei and admixed eosinophils and lymphocytes LCH. (a) A stellate-shaped scar with the characteristic pattern of associated scar emphysema. Nonspecific chronic inflammatory cells and pigmented macrophages are present. This finding suggests LCH and should trigger careful examination for cellular lesion diagnostic of LCH. (b) Another low-magnification field from the same specimen shows two cellular nodules. (c) High-magnification view of one of the nodules illustrated in part b demonstrating numerous Langerhans cells admixed with scattered eosinophils and pigmented macrophages


Fig. 6.58 UIP. High-resolution CT scan of the chest of a patient with UIP. (a) A horizontal cross-sectional image showing the typical findings of UIP: bilateral reticular marking with traction bronchiectasis and honeycomb change, more severe in the periphery. (b) A coronal cross-sectional image demonstrating the basilar predominant distribution of the lesions Fig. 6.59 UIP. Gross photograph of an autopsy showing the right lung from a patient with end-stage UIP. The entire lung is smaller than normal, with diffuse scarring and subpleural honeycomb change that is more severe in the base Fig. 6.60 UIP.  In this explanted right lung, dense scarring and honeycomb changes are mainly seen in the shrunken lower lobe and the periphery of upper lobe Fig. 6.61 UIP. Whole-mount sections of a lung wedge biopsy showing dense scarring and cystic changes are distributed in a patchwork pattern with peripheral accentuation (geographic or spatial heterogeneity). Areas of fibrosis completely efface the alveolar lung architecture and are juxtaposed with less affected or nearly normal lung parenchyma Fig. 6.62 UIP. Low-magnification photomicrograph of a surgical lung biopsy showing the typical patchwork and random distribution of collagen fibrosis that effaces the alveolar structure (architectural distortion). Less affected and nearly normal lung parenchyma is present between the areas of more severe fibrosis. Honeycomb change, architectural distortion in the form of cystic spaces containing mucus, is present at the upper left and lower right Fig. 6.63 UIP. Intermediate-magnification view of an area with significant architectural distortion caused by a dense collage scar (middle) and honeycomb change (right). A small amount of nearly normal lung parenchyma is seen in the lower left. Fibroblast foci (arrows) are visible at this magnification Fig. 6.64 UIP. Temporal heterogeneity, an important feature that is necessary for the diagnosis of UIP, is demonstrated in this intermediate-magnification photomicrograph. The fibrosis is composed of a mixture of newer active fibrosis in the form of a fibroblast focus (arrow) and older collagenous scar (right upper) Fig. 6.65 UIP. High-magnification view of a fibroblast focus that is composed of plump spindle-shaped fibroblasts and myofibroblasts arranged in parallel within a lightly stained myxoid stroma. The luminal surface is covered with a layer of flattened pneumocytes and is sitting immediately on a bed of dense collagen fibrosis Fig. 6.66 UIP.  High-magnification view of an area with honeycomb change. Multiple enlarged air spaces lined by ciliated respiratory epithelium are seen within a background of dense collagen fibrosis and chronic inflammation. There are mucin and mucin-containing macrophages within the enlarged air spaces Fig. 6.67 UIP. Honeycomb areas are commonly associated with acute and chronic inflammation. Dense inflammatory infiltrates are present in the enlarged air spaces as well as the interstitium and an adjacent bronchiolar lumen (lower right) Fig. 6.68 UIP. Bundles of hyperplastic smooth muscles are admixed with collagen scars in an area of honeycomb change. The term muscular cirrhosis was used historically to convey prominent smooth muscle hyperplasia often affiliated with cobble stoning of the pleural surface Fig. 6.69 UIP.  High-magnification photomicrograph showing alveolar pneumocyte hyperplasia and amorphous eosinophilic material (Mallory hyaline) within the cytoplasm of a hyperplastic pneumocyte. Mallory hyaline is a common finding in UIP, but it is not specific and has no known clinical significance Fig. 6.70 Vascular changes in UIP.  Hypertensive changes of small muscular pulmonary arteries characterized by intimal and medial hypertrophy are commonly seen associated with honeycomb changes. If the vascular hypertensive changes are prominent away from the honeycombing area, underlying collagen vascular disease such as scleroderma should be considered

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Fig. 6.71 UIP with diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) (acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). (a) Low-magnification view showing patchy fibrosis and honeycomb change in the upper left. The nonfibrotic lung parenchyma on the right shows frequent hyaline membranes (arrows). (b) High-magnification view of the hyaline membranes, an eosinophilic membranous material lining alveolar septa. Pneumocyte hyperplasia with prominent reactive atypia is also present. (c) Fibrin thrombi within small arteries and arterioles are a common but nonspecific finding in DAD. (d) Bronchiolar squamous metaplasia is another common but nonspecific finding in DAD. Also present are changes of late organizing DAD, polypoid intraluminal proliferation of fibroblasts, and myofibroblasts mimicking organizing pneumonia Fig. 6.72 UIP with DIP-like changes. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the patchwork fibrosis typical of UIP. Note the dense scarring on the lower left and relatively nonfibrotic lung parenchyma on the right. (b) High-magnification view of the relatively nonfibrotic lung parenchyma demonstrating the accumulation of pigmented macrophages (smoker’s macrophages) within the alveolar spaces, closely mimicking the appearance of DIP Fig. 6.73 UIP with coexisting emphysema. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the patchwork fibrosis (lower left and lower right) and honeycomb change (upper middle and lower right) typical of UIP. The nonfibrotic lung parenchyma demonstrates emphysematous changes, including enlarged air spaces, and thinned, fragmented alveolar septa Fig. 6.74 UIP with coexisting eosinophilic pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing end-stage fibrosis and honeycomb change (upper right), typical of UIP.  The residual air spaces are filled up with cellular infiltrates. (b) Highermagnification view of the cellular air space infiltrates composed entirely of eosinophils Fig. 6.75 UIP with coexisting carcinoma. (a) End-stage fibrotic lung with honeycomb change (left) and squamous cell carcinoma (right). (b) Honeycomb change and fibroblast foci typical of UIP (right upper) with coexisting adenocarcinoma in the lower left Fig. 6.76 NSIP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing uniform alveolar septal thickening by a cellular infiltrate. (b) At high magnification, the alveolar septa are thickened by a dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. There is mild pneumocyte hyperplasia. No significant collagen deposition is present Fig. 6.77 Cellular NSIP. (a) At low magnification there is diffuse, uniform thickening of the alveolar septa. (b) In this example, the high-magnification view shows that the thickened alveolar septa contain lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates and minimal collagen deposition. Alveolar pneumocyte hyperplasia is also more prominent than the example in Fig. 6.76 Fig. 6.78 Fibrotic NSIP. Gross photograph of an explant lung with fibrotic NSIP. On a cut surface, the lung parenchyma is diffusely fibrotic, with no significant cystic or subpleural honeycomb change Fig. 6.79 Fibrotic NSIP. Chest CT scan of a patient with fibrotic NISP showing diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities and interstitial reticular markings. No honeycomb change is present Fig. 6.80 Fibrotic NSIP. (a) At low magnification there is diffuse uniform thickening of alveolar septa by collagen fibrosis. The fibrosis does not cause significant architectural distortion in the form of honeycomb change or scars. (b) At high magnification the alveolar septa are thickened by collagen deposition and scant chronic inflammatory cells. There is also alveolar pneumocyte hyperplasia and focal intra-alveolar accumulation of macrophages. Fibroblast foci can be seen in NSIP (not shown in this image) but are generally scarce and are not a typical feature


Fig. 6.81 NSIP-like area in UIP. (a) This area of uniform alveolar septal thickening by collagen fibrosis and mild chronic inflammation was taken from the upper lobe of an explanted lung with UIP. The features are consistent with fibrotic NSIP if the same changes were seen in the entire lung. However, a section taken from the lower lobe lung. (b) Demonstrated dense interstitial scars and honeycomb change typical of UIP. NSIP-like areas are actually common in otherwise typical UIP, which is why a pathologic diagnosis of NSIP requires correlation with the clinical and radiologic contexts to understand the significance of this finding Fig. 6.82 CTD-associated fibrotic NSIP. The underlying CTDs are rheumatoid arthritis (a), scleroderma (b), and dermatomyositis (c). Both cellular and fibrotic variants of NSIP have been described in CTD-associated interstitial lung diseases. The histologic features are indistinguishable from those of idiopathic NSIP Fig. 6.83 Rheumatoid nodule. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a portion of lung parenchyma replaced by an irregularly shaped granuloma with a large geographic area of central necrosis. (b) At high magnification, the granuloma is characterized by central coagulative necrosis surrounded by peripheral palisading histiocytes admixed with acute and chronic inflammatory cells. No multinucleated giant cells are seen Fig. 6.84 Acute lupus pneumonitis. (a) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing extensive intra-alveolar hemorrhage, reactive pneumocytes, and patchy acute inflammatory infiltrates centered on alveolar septa. (b) At high magnification, acute inflammatory cells with karyorrhexis are seen within alveolar septa, indicating necrotizing capillaritis Fig. 6.85 Thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus. Highmagnification view of an artery with eccentric intimal fibrosis and a recanalized lumen, indicating an organized thrombus Fig. 6.86 LAM. Gross photograph of surgical lung biopsy from a 35-year-old woman with recurrent pneumothorax. The cut surface of the lung shows multiple variably sized thin-walled cysts. The intervening lung parenchyma is unremarkable, without significant fibrosis Fig. 6.87 LAM. A high-resolution chest CT scan from the same patient whose surgical lung biopsy is illustrated in Fig. 6.86 shows a large right-sided pneumothorax with right upper lobe collapse. Numerous thin-walled cysts and some parenchymal nodules are seen in the non-collapsed lung Fig. 6.88 LAM. Gross photograph of an explant lung from a patient with end-stage LAM. The lung is extensively involved with cystic lesions, with very few residual lung parenchyma Fig. 6.89 LAM.  Whole-mount section of a surgical lung biopsy showing multiple cystic lesions, some of which are surrounded by a variably thick and focally nodular wall. The two most nodular and cellular lesions are present in the lower piece of tissue Fig. 6.90 LAM. Intermediate-magnification view of the lower piece of tissue illustrated in Fig. 6.89 showing nodular and cystic lesions. The thickened cyst walls comprise a proliferation of smooth muscle-like spindle cells. Some of the air spaces contain hemosiderin-laden macrophages, indicating old hemorrhage Fig. 6.91 LAM. High-magnification photomicrograph showing spindle and epithelioid LAM cells with bland, elongated nuclei and clear to eosinophilic cytoplasm. The cytoplasm is subtly vacuolated and slightly basophilic, resulting in tinctorial properties that differ from normal smooth muscle cells Fig. 6.92 LAM. The lesional cells are usually positive for smooth muscle actin (a), HMB-45 (b), estrogen receptor (c), and progesterone receptor (d). Staining for HMB-45 can be very patchy and therefore requires careful review of immunostained sections

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Fig. 6.93 LAM. (a) In this example, a thin-walled cyst is seen within the lung parenchyma, and the wall is focally thickened by bundles of smooth muscle-like LAM cells (arrows). (b) High-magnification view of the thickened area of the cyst wall showing bland-appearing spindle and epithelioid cells with overlying hyperplastic pneumocytes Fig. 6.94 Angiomyolipoma in the lung of a patient with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a well-demarcated lipomatous lesion next to a bronchus. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph from the center of the lesion shows features of angiomyolipoma: mature adipocytes, smooth muscle proliferation, and thick-walled blood vessels. Angiomyolipoma is more commonly seen in the kidneys of patients with TSC and has been reported in both sporadic and TSC-associated LAM Fig. 7.1 Hypersensitivity pneumonia. A low-magnification whole-mount section showing a cellular interstitial pneumonia that is accentuated around the small airways. The more distal alveoli are less involved. The overall alveolar architecture is preserved with no significant fibrosis Fig. 7.2 Hypersensitivity pneumonia. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a variably dense, lymphocyte-rich, cellular inflammatory infiltrate that expands the interstitium and is accentuated around distal bronchioles (asterisks) Fig. 7.3 Hypersensitivity pneumonia. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing a small poorly formed granuloma composed of a loose cluster of multinucleated giant cells (arrow) situated within the peribronchiolar interstitium. Note the background cellular interstitial pneumonia with peribronchiolar accentuation. It is this combination of features that is most helpful in establishing a histologic diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonia Fig. 7.4 Granulomatous inflammation in hypersensitivity pneumonia. (a) Photomicrograph showing a characteristic pattern of loosely formed granulomas (arrows) consisting of epithelioid histiocytes and giant cells centered on the peribronchiolar interstitium. (b) High-magnification view of a loosely formed granuloma consisting of a giant cell and a few histiocytes and surrounded by mononuclear inflammatory cells in which lymphocytes predominate. (c) Another example of a loosely formed granuloma consisting of epithelioid histiocytes within the peribronchiolar interstitium accompanied by a dense infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. (d) An isolated giant cell is seen within the interstitium in a background of chronic inflammatory cells Fig. 7.5 Granulomatous inflammation in hypersensitivity pneumonia. The giant cells in hypersensitivity pneumonia often contain a variety of nonspecific endogenous cytoplasmic inclusions, including cholesterol-like clefts (a), calcified Schaumann bodies (b), and other nonspecific pale-staining birefringent crystalline salts (not illustrated). These inclusions are not linked to any specific antigenic exposures Fig. 7.6 Chronic bronchiolitis in hypersensitivity pneumonia. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph showing chronic bronchiolitis characterized by a chronic inflammatory infiltrate that expands the peribronchiolar interstitium. The hyperplastic columnar respiratory epithelium extends along peribronchiolar alveolar septa thickened by inflammation and fibrosis, a combination of findings referred to as peribronchiolar metaplasia (see Fig.  7.7). (b) Another high-magnification view showing chronic bronchiolitis with focal intraluminal fibroblast proliferation (bronchiolitis obliterans also referred to simply as organizing pneumonia). (c) Photomicrograph showing focal organizing pneumonia made up of a polypoid plug of organizing fibroblasts situated within the lumen of a respiratory bronchiole in a patient with hypersensitivity pneumonia. (d) Accumulation of foamy alveolar macrophages in peribronchiolar air spaces is a form of microscopic obstructive


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pneumonia and is another sign of small airway dysfunction that is common in lung biopsies from patients with hypersensitivity pneumonia Fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonia. Photomicrograph showing prominent peribronchiolar metaplasia in a surgical lung biopsy from a patient with hypersensitivity pneumonia. Peribronchiolar metaplasia is not specific but is a very characteristic and universal finding in fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonia. It is not sufficient to establish the diagnosis on its own but should spark a careful search for the other findings helpful in establishing a histologic diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonia Fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonia. (a) Photomicrograph showing long-standing hypersensitivity pneumonia characterized by a considerable degree of fibrosis that includes architectural distortion in the form of scarring and early honeycomb change resembling usual interstitial pneumonia. However, the patchy peribronchiolar infiltrate of lymphocytes combined with the cluster of multinucleated giant cells (arrows) are clues to the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonia. (b) Highmagnification view of the small clusters of multinucleated giant cells, one of which contains calcified cytoplasmic inclusions Fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of surgical lung biopsy showing patchwork fibrosis and microscopic honeycomb changes resembling UIP. (b) Photomicrograph from same biopsy showing prominent peribronchiolar metaplasia. (c) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a biopsy obtained from a different lobe from the same patient showing features typical of hypersensitivity pneumonia, including a bronchiolocentric lymphocytic infiltrate and a poorly formed granuloma in the peribronchiolar interstitium. (d) High-magnification photomicrograph showing a loose cluster of multinucleated giant cells in the peribronchiolar interstitium Sarcoidosis. Gross photograph demonstrating the cut surface of a surgical lung biopsy involved by sarcoidosis. The abnormalities have an exquisitely lymphangitic distribution and include pale nodular and linear fibrous bands that expand interlobular septa, bronchovascular bundles, and visceral pleura Sarcoidosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the lymphangitic distribution of non-necrotizing granulomas. The granulomas are confined to the interstitium and distributed within interlobular septa, bronchovascular bundles, and visceral pleura. As a consequence, vessel walls are frequently affected but without true necrotizing vasculitis Sarcoidosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing another example of sarcoidosis with classic lymphangitic distribution. Well-formed non-necrotizing granulomas are located along the visceral pleura, interlobular septa, and bronchovascular bundles Sarcoidosis. As illustrated in this low-magnification photomicrograph, sometimes the granulomas are confluent and form larger nodules that replace portions of lung parenchyma. The granulomas maintain their interstitial location and lymphangitic distribution Nodular sarcoidosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing coalescence of well-formed granulomas in a collagenous stroma resulting in macroscopic nodules. (b) Cut surface of surgical lung specimen showing macroscopic nodules situated along visceral pleura and bronchovascular bundles in a patient with nodular sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis. Photomicrograph showing multiple well-formed non-necrotizing granulomas next to a bronchiole, expanding the bronchovascular bundle. Dense collagen fibrosis characterized by concentric lamellar bands is characteristic of, but not specific for, sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis. Photomicrograph showing non-necrotizing granulomas within a bronchovascular bundle (bronchiole in right upper corner), in this example involving

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the wall of a small muscular pulmonary artery. Non-necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis is a common finding in surgical lung biopsies from patients with sarcoidosis and is occasionally present in smaller transbronchial biopsies Sarcoidosis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing a well-formed nonnecrotizing granuloma consisting of tightly clustered multinucleated giant cells and epithelioid histiocytes, surrounded by a rim of fibroblasts and concentric bands of collagen fibrosis Sarcoidosis. A number of cytoplasmic inclusions are commonly seen within the histiocytes and especially the giant cells of sarcoidosis, including asteroid bodies (a), Schaumann bodies (b), and calcium oxalate crystals (c), as illustrated in these high-magnification photomicrographs. The calcium oxalate crystals are relatively translucent in routinely stained sections but are brightly birefringent when viewed with polarized light. These inclusions are not specific for sarcoidosis and can be seen in any chronic granulomatous lesions, including infections and hypersensitivity pneumonia Sarcoidosis. Photomicrograph showing a small focus of central necrosis in a granuloma in a patient with sarcoidosis. Although the predominant pattern of granulomatous inflammation in sarcoidosis is non-necrotizing, small foci of necrosis like this one in occasional granulomas are not uncommon in well-sampled cases Sarcoidosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing an example of late-stage disease characterized by a large area of dense hyalinized fibrosis. Tightly formed (sarcoidal) non-necrotizing granulomas are still appreciated at the edge of the fibrosis. This combination of features overlaps with the histology of hyalinizing infectious granulomas and is a finding that sometimes complicates diagnostic interpretation Sarcoidosis in transbronchial and endobronchial biopsies. (a) Photomicrograph of transbronchial biopsy showing a classic combination of well-formed non-necrotizing granulomas with associated collagen fibrosis confined to the interstitium and involving a bronchovascular bundle. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph of endobronchial biopsy showing poorly formed granuloma containing a loose cluster of isolated multinucleated giant cells in a bronchial wall from a patient with sarcoidosis. In the appropriate clinical and radiologic setting, even poorly formed granulomas are supportive of sarcoidosis Minimal acute cellular rejection (A1). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a transbronchial biopsy showing a single small focus of perivascular inflammation in the background of unremarkable alveolar lung parenchyma. (b) At high magnification, there is a circumferential infiltrate of predominantly mononuclear inflammatory cells with occasional eosinophils within the loose perivascular interstitium, without extension into the adjacent alveolar septa. No significant expansion of the perivascular interstitium is present Mild acute cellular rejection (A2). (a) Two small blood vessels show significant circumferential expansion of the perivascular interstitium by mononuclear inflammatory infiltrates, which are easily identifiable under low magnification. (b) and (c) At high magnification, the infiltrates consist largely of mononuclear cells with occasional activated lymphocytes and plasmacytoid lymphocytes. Accumulated alveolar macrophages are seen within the adjacent alveolar spaces. No inflammatory infiltrate is present within the adjacent alveolar septa Moderate acute cellular rejection (A3). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph illustrates easily recognizable perivascular mononuclear inflammatory infiltrates that percolate into the adjacent alveolar septa. (b) High-magnification view showing expansion of perivascular interstitium by mononuclear cells with extension of the inflammatory infiltrate into adjacent perivascular alveolar septa. There is associated alveolar pneumocyte hyperplasia along thickened alveolar septa and alveolar macrophages clustered within alveolar spaces


Fig. 8.4 Severe acute cellular rejection (A4). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing perivascular spaces expanded by a mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate that percolates into alveolar septa. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing that the infiltrates are composed of lymphocytes, plasma cells, and occasional eosinophils and neutrophils. The characteristic feature of severe acute cellular rejection is pronounced acute lung injury, with alveolar collapse, reactive pneumocyte hyperplasia, and interstitial organization. Hyaline membranes are not evident in this example Fig. 8.5 Endothelialitis in acute rejection. High-magnification photomicrograph showing endothelialitis, which is present in most moderate and all severe acute cellular rejections. Subendothelial infiltrates of small round and plasmacytoid lymphocytes are characteristic and are often accompanied by eosinophils. The endothelial cells are swollen and often detached from the vascular wall Fig. 8.6 Low-grade lymphocytic bronchiolitis (B1R). High-magnification photomicrograph demonstrating a bronchiole with a mild peribronchiolar and submucosal mononuclear cell infiltrate that spares the respiratory epithelium Fig. 8.7 High-grade lymphocytic bronchiolitis (B2R). High-magnification photomicrograph showing a bronchiole with a dense mononuclear cell infiltrate that expands the submucosa and involves the respiratory epithelium. Occasional neutrophils and eosinophils are also present Fig. 8.8 Chronic rejection (obliterative bronchiolitis, C1). (a) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing a bronchiole with patchy areas of scarring in the submucosa, associated with a peribronchiolar mononuclear infiltrate. The overlying epithelium appears injured, and the lumen of the airway is mildly narrowed. (b) An elastic stain shows that the scarring is located immediately beneath the epithelium and above the elastic layer. The scarring is most prominent in the lower right of the airway (arrow) Fig. 8.9 Chronic rejection (obliterative bronchiolitis, C1). Photomicrograph showing an eccentric plaque of organizing fibroblasts and myofibroblasts within a myxoid stroma situated between the respiratory epithelium and the smooth muscle wall of the airway. The respiratory epithelium is focally attenuated, and the airway lumen is significantly narrowed Fig. 8.10 Chronic rejection (obliterative bronchiolitis, C1). High-magnification photomicrograph showing an obliterated airway in which the entire airway lumen is occluded by scar tissue and mononuclear cells. There are rare fragments of residual respiratory epithelium (arrows) within the scarred lumen. The circumference of the small airway is defined by a relatively preserved layer of smooth muscle Fig. 8.11 Chronic vascular rejection/accelerated graft vascular sclerosis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing alloreactive injury resulting in fibrointimal thickening of a muscular pulmonary artery, which is similar to coronary artery disease in transplanted hearts. The changes are seen in large- and intermediate-sized arteries and are generally not seen in transbronchial biopsies Fig. 9.1 Simple silicosis. (a) Cut surface of autopsy lung showing classic simple silicosis with multiple pigmented lung nodules measuring less than 1 cm in their greatest dimension. (b) Low-magnification photomicrograph of a section from the same autopsy lung showing multiple silicotic nodules consisting of concentric, hyalinized collagen bundles, and a peripheral rim of inflammatory cells in which dustladen macrophages predominate Fig. 9.2 Silicotic nodule. Higher-magnification view of nodule illustrated in Fig.  9.1b showing the coarse collagen bundles typical of silicotic nodules with the usual degree of associated dust-laden macrophages Fig. 9.3 Silicotic nodule. High-magnification photomicrograph taken using polarized light showing small, dimly birefringent crystalline particulates characteristic of free

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crystalline silica. Finding crystalline particles does not by itself establish the diagnosis of silicosis, which is predicated on the finding of particulates in the appropriate histologic context Complicated silicosis (progressive massive fibrosis). (a) This low-magnification photomicrograph shows a conglomeration of silicotic nodules to form a larger complex lesion measuring more than 1  cm in greatest dimension. (b) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing another example of progressive massive fibrosis that involved nearly all of the right upper and middle lobes in an explanted lung from a patient with complicated silicosis Mixed dust fibrosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing irregularly shaped dust macule without well-formed nodules. (b) Highermagnification view showing epithelioid and spindled dust-laden macrophages making up the dust macule Mixed dust fibrosis. High-magnification view of another dust macule surrounding a bronchiole in a patient with mixed dust fibrosis. The stellate macule consists of macrophages, fibroblasts, and various pigmented particulates without silicotic nodules Mixed dust fibrosis with nonasbestos ferruginous bodies. A high-magnification photomicrograph shows pigmented particulates and ferruginous bodies containing central black cores (arrows) that differ from the translucent cores typical of asbestos Asbestosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing diffuse fibrosis with patchy scarring and honeycomb changes indistinguishable from usual interstitial pneumonia Asbestosis. At high magnification, the interstitial fibrosis includes fibroblast foci (arrow) typical of those commonly seen in usual interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause (i.e., idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) Asbestosis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing a club-shaped asbestos body with a clear central core, a finding helpful in establishing the histologic diagnosis of asbestosis Asbestosis. High-magnification photomicrograph showing another example of an asbestos body with a beaded appearance. Note the clear, refractile central core that distinguishes asbestos bodies from other forms of nonasbestos ferruginous bodies Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP). Cut surface of autopsy lung from a patient with CWP. There are numerous black pigmented macules and nodules with early complicated lesions measuring just over 1 cm in greatest dimension Simple CWP.  Specially prepared Gough section of thinly sliced lung showing darkly pigmented dust macules characteristic of simple CWP Simple CWP. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a dust macule marked by deposits of black coal dust. (b) Higher-magnification view showing black coal dust in a dust macule characteristic of simple CWP Complicated CWP. Low-magnification photomicrograph of autopsy lung showing large area of progressive massive fibrosis in a patient with advanced CWP Berylliosis. (a) low-magnification view showing interstitial fibrosis associated with multiple non-necrotizing granulomas. In this example, many of the granulomas show prominent cytoplasmic inclusions consisting of concentric calcifications (Schaumann bodies). Schaumann bodies are characteristic of the granulomas seen in berylliosis but are nonspecific and commonly seen in other granulomatous conditions such as sarcoidosis Berylliosis. A high-magnification view of a non-necrotizing granuloma consisting of histiocytes, multinucleated giant cells, and a rim of lymphocytes Hard metal pneumoconiosis (giant cell interstitial pneumonia). A low-magnification view showing patchy interstitial thickening and cellular infiltrates distributed


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in a bronchiolocentric fashion. At this low magnification, you can see numerous multinucleated giant cells, many of them with hyperchromatic nuclei Hard metal pneumoconiosis (giant cell interstitial pneumonia). A higher-magnification view showing expansion of peribronchiolar interstitium by inflammation with prominent multinucleated giant cells composed of both epithelium and alveolar macrophages. The multinucleated epithelial giant cells are TTF-1 positive (not shown) and represent pneumocytes Hard metal pneumoconiosis (giant cell interstitial pneumonia). High-magnification view showing intra-alveolar and surface epithelial giant cells Aluminum pneumoconiosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing multiple dust macules in which peribronchiolar interstitium is expanded by prominent collections of dust-laden macrophages Aluminum pneumoconiosis. High-magnification view of a dust macule showing macrophages containing finely granular, grayish-brown particles characteristic of aluminum Pulmonary arterial hypertension. (a) Photomicrograph of routinely stained section showing severe intimal hyperplasia and fibrosis with medial hypertrophy in a muscular pulmonary artery, leading to marked luminal narrowing. (b) An elastic tissue stain highlights the double elastic layers of the artery, with both intimal and medial thickening Pulmonary arterial hypertension. (a) In this example, a photomicrograph of a routinely stained section demonstrates more prominent intimal fibrosis leading to near complete obliteration of the lumen. (b) An elastic tissue stain highlights the thickened intima Pulmonary arterial hypertension. (a) Photomicrograph showing a plexiform lesion, which in this example is a diverticular outpouching of the artery into perivascular connective tissue characterized by a proliferation of small vascular spaces and hyperplastic endothelial cells resulting in a glomeruloid appearance, often with associated fibrin thrombi resembling organized and recanalized thrombi. (b) Photomicrograph showing a plexiform lesion forming a glomeruloid proliferation of small vascular spaces with plump endothelial cells involving the wall of a small muscular artery. (c) Photomicrograph of an elastic tissue stained section from the same biopsy showing that the plexiform lesion penetrates from the intima through the vessel wall Severe pulmonary arterial hypertension with necrotizing arteritis. Photomicrograph showing a small muscular pulmonary artery in which the arterial wall shows marked fibrinoid necrosis with an acute inflammatory infiltrate. This is an uncommon finding that only occurs in severe pulmonary hypertension Hypertensive changes in chronic fibrotic disease. High-magnification photomicrograph of a routinely stained section showing severe intimal and medial thickening in a small muscular pulmonary artery in a patient with usual interstitial pneumonia. Note the dense collagen fibrosis and honeycomb change (arrow) in the background Fat emboli. Photomicrograph showing an oil red O stain in which multiple fat droplets are situated within the lumina of small pulmonary arterioles. This 70-yearold man underwent a hip arthroplasty for a femoral head fracture. Fat droplets within the bone marrow space circulated to the pulmonary artery through the heart, embolizing to small arterioles resulting in acute pulmonary hypertension. Fat emboli are a rare cause of acute pulmonary hypertension and not usually accompanied by the morphologic features characteristic of chronic pulmonary hypertension Intravenous (IV) drug abusers’ lung. IV injection of pulverized oral medications can result in embolization of inert fillers (excipients), commonly used as binding

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agents, in small pulmonary vessels, eliciting a foreign body giant cell reaction. In some patients, this may cause a syndrome of chronic pulmonary hypertension. In this example, a low-magnification photomicrograph shows patchy nodular lesions that seem to follow a lymphangitic distribution. Foreign body granulomatous reactions are visible at low magnification Fig. 10.8 IV drug abusers’ lung. A higher-magnification photomicrograph shows foreign body granulomas affiliated with plate-like, pale-gray particulates of microcrystalline cellulose expanding the vessel wall Fig. 10.9 IV drug abusers’ lung. (a) High-magnification view showing mainly large, elongated, pale-gray microcrystalline cellulose, which is a common filler in drugs intended for oral use. (b) The same microscopic field viewed at the same magnification using polarized light. The microcrystalline cellulose particles show strong birefringence under polarized light Fig. 10.10 IV drug abusers’ lung. (a) A high-magnification view showing giant cells containing deeply basophilic crospovidone, another filler common in oral medications and dietary supplements. Microcrystalline cellulose particles and associated giant cells are also present. (b) Crospovidone is not birefringent when viewed with polarized light Fig. 10.11 Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD). Low-magnification photomicrograph shows congested lung parenchyma and several pulmonary veins that are narrowed or occluded by fibrosis (arrows). These vessels do not have accompanying airways and are situated within interlobular septa, a finding helpful in identifying them as veins Fig. 10.12 PVOD.  A high-magnification photomicrograph showing a vein completely occluded by fibrosis Fig. 10.13 PVOD.  A high-magnification photomicrograph showing a small vein nearly occluded by fibrous thickening of its wall Fig. 10.14 PVOD. An elastic tissue stain reveals the single elastic layer of this nearly occluded vein Fig. 10.15 PVOD. A high-magnification photomicrograph shows chronic congestive changes, including thickened alveolar septa with capillary hemangiomatosis-like changes (upper right) and a narrowed vein in the center. The wall of the narrowed vein demonstrates deeply basophilic elastic lamina resulting from encrustation by hemosiderin and calcium deposits, a finding referred to historically as endogenous pneumoconiosis. These are signs of severe chronic venous congestion, which can be caused by PVOD, left-sided heart disease, and extrapulmonary venous outflow obstruction Fig. 10.16 PVOD. High-magnification photomicrograph of a Prussian blue iron-stained section showing iron deposition in the elastic lamina of a vein with fibrosis and a narrowed lumen Fig. 10.17 Capillary hemangiomatosis. Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing expansion of alveolar septa by redundant blood-filled capillary loops. The changes can also be seen in PVOD and chronic venous hypertension caused by left-sided heart disease and venous outflow obstruction. The absence of fibrous obliterations of veins is the key to ruling out PVOD Fig. 10.18 Capillary hemangiomatosis-like change in venous outflow obstruction. Highmagnification photomicrograph showing visceral pleura expanded by proliferating blood-filled capillary loops resembling capillary hemangiomatosis (capillary hemangiomatosis-like change) in a patient with fibrosing mediastinitis causing venous outflow obstruction Fig. 10.19 Chronic congestive changes. Alveolar space containing numerous hemosiderinladen macrophages and thickened alveolar septa with redundant capillaries that are features of chronic venous congestion; this can be seen in any condition caus-


ing venous hypertension, including PVOD, pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis, left-sided heart disease, and venous outflow obstruction. In some patients, the thickened alveolar septa may mimic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and can be affiliated with radiologic abnormalities resembling other forms of diffuse lung disease Fig. 10.20 Chronic thrombotic pulmonary hypertension. (a) Photomicrograph showing enlarged small muscular pulmonary arteries with multiple lumens (vascular webs) representing recanalized thrombi. The presence of these vascular webs combined with acute and organizing thrombi is an important clue to the diagnosis of chronic thrombotic pulmonary hypertension. An organizing thrombus occludes one of the lumens in the vessel on the right. (b) Photomicrograph from the same patient showing another recanalized thrombus involving a small muscular artery with an organizing thrombus and endothelial hyperplasia resembling a plexiform lesion (arrow) Fig. 10.21 Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA; formerly Wegener granulomatosis), classic type. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the typical necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with irregular, geographic, basophilic dirty necrosis and background dense inflammatory infiltrates and fibrosis. (b) Higher-magnification view showing collagen necrosis as well as granular, basophilic nuclear debris. The necrotic area is surrounded by epithelioid histiocytes and rare multinucleated giant cells Fig. 10.22 Classic GPA.  High-magnification photomicrograph showing a granulomatous microabscess characterized by a small focus of necrotic neutrophils surrounded by epithelioid histiocytes, multinucleated giant cells, and a mixed inflammatory infiltrate. Granulomatous microabscesses with these features are an extremely helpful finding in establishing a histologic diagnosis of GPA Fig. 10.23 Classic GPA. High-magnification photomicrograph showing another smaller and more subtle granulomatous microabscess with multinucleated giant cells demonstrating the hyperchromatic nuclei characteristic of GPA Fig. 10.24 Classic GPA. Large and/or small airways are commonly involved in GPA and when a dominant feature has been referred to by some as a bronchocentric variant. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph showing granulomatous inflammation with giant cells involving and partially destroying a cartilaginous airway. (b) Photomicrograph showing a small bronchiole circumferentially involved by a mixed inflammatory infiltrate that includes multinucleated giant cells resulting in a vaguely granulomatous appearance Fig. 10.25 Vasculitis in classic GPA. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing necrotizing granulomatous inflammation involving several blood vessels. (b) Highmagnification view of a small muscular artery involved by necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with fibrinoid necrosis, necrotic neutrophils, and a multinucleated giant cell Fig. 10.26 Vasculitis in classic GPA. High-magnification photomicrograph showing another small muscular pulmonary artery involved by necrotizing inflammation with prominent karyorrhexis and granulomatous microabscesses Fig. 10.27 Vasculitis in classic GPA. In this example, the blood vessel is involved by necrotizing inflammation with abundant neutrophils and eosinophils but without welldeveloped granulomatous features Fig. 10.28 BOOP-like GPA. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing extensive organizing pneumonia, a lesion referred to historically as bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing a granulomatous microabscess typical of GPA in which there is central necrosis with prominent karyorrhexis of neutrophils surrounded by a mixed inflammatory infiltrate that includes palisaded and multinucleated macrophages. (c)

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Photomicrograph showing a pulmonary vein in the same biopsy in which there is necrotizing vasculitis characterized by a transmural infiltrate of inflammatory cells with fibrinoid necrosis and karyorrhexis Fig. 10.29 Hemorrhage and necrotizing capillaritis in GPA. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing prominent intra-alveolar hemorrhage and thickened alveolar septa with hemosiderin and inflammatory cells. (b) High-magnification view showing capillaritis characterized by expansion of alveolar septa predominantly by neutrophils, with karyorrhexis and occasional eosinophils. This variant may lack the necrotizing granulomas, granulomatous microabscesses, and giant cells typical of classic GPA. In the absence of classic features, the diagnosis of GPA cannot be made on the basis of histology alone because hemorrhage with capillaritis may occur in patients with other vasculitic syndromes, including microscopic polyangiitis and systemic lupus erythematosus Fig. 10.30 Eosinophilic variant of GPA. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with dirty basophilic necrosis typical of GPA. (b) At higher magnification, there is prominent eosinophilia, a relatively common finding that does not by itself suggest eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome) as an alternative. Because eosinophils are nearly universal in GPA, prominent eosinophilia simply reflects an extreme in the histologic spectrum of classic GPA, although others separate these as eosinophilic variants Fig. 10.31 Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA; formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with prominent eosinophilic infiltrates. (b) Highmagnification view of a granuloma composed of a necrotic center, palisading epithelioid histiocytes, and multinucleated giant cells. The surrounding inflammatory cells are rich in eosinophils Fig. 10.32 EGPA. Photomicrograph showing eosinophilic pneumonia characterized by intraalveolar accumulation of eosinophils and macrophages in a patient with EGPA Fig. 10.33 Vasculitis in EGPA. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph showing necrotizing vasculitis in which the vascular wall is infiltrated by an eosinophil-rich mixed inflammatory infiltrate with associated vessel wall necrosis and fibrin thrombus. (b) Photomicrograph showing another example of vasculitis in EGPA in which the blood vessel is partially destroyed by necrosis with an eosinophil-rich inflammatory infiltrate. Note the background eosinophilic pneumonia characterized by intra-alveolar accumulation of eosinophils and macrophages Fig. 11.1 Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a combination of fibrotic scarring and a patchy infiltrate of mononuclear cells with lymphoid aggregates, one of which demonstrates a secondary germinal center. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph of the same lesion illustrated in a showing lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers in a background of dense collagen fibrosis and chronic inflammatory infiltrates. It lacks the tumefactive sheets of monocytoid B cell and plasma cells more characteristic of MALT lymphoma; however, distinguishing the two can be difficult and sometimes requires molecular testing for clonal light-chain expression or heavy-chain gene rearrangements Fig. 11.2 Follicular bronchiolitis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing nodular lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers surrounding small bronchioles. The bronchiole lumens are narrowed. (b) Higher-magnification view showing the nodular lymphoid hyperplasia with germinal centers immediately beneath the respiratory epithelium. Follicular bronchiolitis is sometimes seen as a secondary feature in other conditions, including bronchiectasis; the term follicular bronchiolitis is generally reserved for those cases in which it represents the primary pathologic finding


Fig. 11.3 Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP). Chest CT scan of a patient with Castleman disease and a surgical lung biopsy showing LIP. The CT scan shows a number of abnormalities, including numerous bilateral cysts that are a common finding in patients with LIP. This change is not specific for LIP and is also seen in patients with clonal B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders such as MALT lymphoma complicated by amyloid Fig. 11.4 Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing diffuse alveolar thickening by a dense inflammatory infiltrate without fibrosis. The predominantly lymphocytic infiltrate is accentuated around distal bronchioles, where it includes occasional lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers. (b) Higher-magnification view of lesion illustrated in a showing dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate with loose clusters of epithelioid and multinucleated histiocytes comprising poorly formed granulomas. This combination of findings resembles hypersensitivity pneumonia (see Chap. 7), although the clinical context combined with the presence of germinal centers and a conspicuous population of plasma cells is often helpful in making the distinction Fig. 11.5 Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia. High-magnification photomicrograph demonstrates alveolar septa expanded by predominantly plasma cells in this example Fig. 11.6 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing dense lymphocytic infiltrates expanding the interstitium forming a tumefactive mass that extends along bronchovascular bundles and interlobular septa. The cellular infiltrate includes lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers and ill-defined islands of pallor that correspond to sheets of monocytoid B lymphocytes. (b) Highermagnification view illustrating extension along lymphatic pathways at the periphery of the tumefactive mass Fig. 11.7 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) Photomicrograph highlighting area in which tumefactive lymphocytic infiltrate overruns the normal lung architecture and includes ill-defined zones of pallor corresponding to monocytoid B cells. There are numerous lymphoepithelial lesions in which bronchiolar epithelium is partially or completely obscured by intraepithelial lymphocytes. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing lymphoepithelial lesion in which lymphocytes percolate into bronchiolar epithelium, partially or completely obscuring the airway lumen Fig. 11.8 Lymphoepithelial lesion in extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) High-magnification view showing the neoplastic lymphocytes and plasma cells, some of which are within the bronchiolar epithelium. (b) Immunohistochemical staining with a pancytokeratin cocktail highlights the bronchiolar epithelium infiltrated by lymphoid cells Fig. 11.9 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. High-magnification view of the dense cellular infiltrate showing predominantly small lymphocytes, some with a narrow rim of cytoplasm resulting in a monocytoid appearance with associated plasma cells. Some of the plasma cells show brightly eosinophilic intranuclear immunoglobulin pseudoinclusions called Dutcher bodies (arrow), a helpful finding that is seen more commonly in lymphomas with plasmacytic differentiation than in benign lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates Fig. 11.10 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) Photomicrograph showing prominent Russell bodies, immunoglobulin-filled cytoplasmic inclusions, in a MALT lymphoma. The inclusions in this example compress and distort pyknotic nuclei. Unlike intranuclear Dutcher bodies, Russell bodies are not specific and frequently occur in benign lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates as well as immunoglobulin-synthesizing neoplasms. (b) and (c), Immunohistochemical

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stains show monotypical expression of lambda (b) compared to kappa (c) in the cytoplasmic Russell bodies illustrated in a Fig. 11.11 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) The lymphoid cells are predominantly B cells as highlighted by CD20 immunostaining. (b) There are also variably abundant admixed T cells as highlighted by CD3 immunostaining. There remains a substantial subset of cells that stained with neither CD20 nor CD3, primarily plasma cells Fig. 11.12 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. In situ hybridization studies using probes that recognize immunoglobulin light-chain RNA show monotypic expression of kappa (a) compared to lambda (b) in this example. Monotypic light-chain expression is not always demonstrable using immunohistochemistry and/or RNA in situ hybridization in otherwise typical examples of MALT lymphoma. Therefore failure to demonstrate light-chain restriction does not preclude the diagnosis in histologically classic cases Fig. 11.13 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. Photomicrograph showing non-necrotizing granulomas in MALT lymphoma, an uncommon finding that may confound the diagnosis in rare cases Fig. 11.14 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) Occasionally, as illustrated in this photomicrograph, amyloid deposits consisting of excessive immunoglobulin light chains are seen on H&E staining. Note also the plasma cellrich lymphoid infiltrates in the background. Indeed, most cases of nodular amyloidosis are probably MALT lymphomas that have been overrun by amyloid deposits. (b) The amyloid deposits stain red on Congo red staining when viewed with normal illumination. (c) When viewed using polarized light, the Congo red-stained amyloid deposits show apple-green birefringence Fig. 11.15 Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph of MALT lymphoma with associated giant lamellar bodies. Giant lamellar bodies are uncommon and not specific for MALT lymphoma, but when it comes to lymphoproliferative lesions, they occur almost exclusively in MALT lymphomas compared to benign, nonneoplastic lymphoplasmacytic proliferations. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph showing giant lamellar bodies in an air space entrapped within a MALT lymphoma. Giant lamellar bodies are extracellular inclusions consisting of concentric rings of surfactant degradation and cell breakdown products Fig. 11.16 Crystal-storing histiocytosis associated with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) On rare occasions, tumor-related light chains may illicit a histiocytic response, arrayed as sheets of large polygonal cells as illustrated in this low-magnification photomicrograph of a lesion that presented as an asymptomatic solitary nodule. There are rare reports of crystal-storing histiocytosis unrelated to a clonal lymphoproliferative disorder, but most occur in the context of MALT lymphoma. (b) and (c) Higher-magnification photomicrographs show eosinophilic, linearly striated immunoglobulin inclusions characteristic of crystalstoring histiocytosis. The inclusions lack the globular configuration of Russell bodies (see Fig.  11.10) and are present in nonneoplastic histiocytes rather than plasma cells Fig. 11.17 Crystal-storing histiocytosis associated with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of MALT lymphoma. (a) Another example of crystal-storing histiocytosis showing characteristic cytoplasmic inclusions in this high-magnification photomicrograph. (b) A CD68 immunostain confirms that the accumulated cells are histiocytes rather than plasma cells. (c) The cytoplasmic contents of the histiocytes show pale staining for kappa light chains with a monotypic pattern of dark cytoplasmic staining in a minor subpopulation of neoplastic plasma cells. (d) The cytoplasmic con-


tents of histiocytes and neoplastic plasma cells are negative for lambda light-chain expression Fig. 11.18 Lymphomatoid granulomatosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a central area of necrosis surrounded by a lymphocyte-rich cellular rim without the epithelioid, palisaded, and multinucleated histiocytes characteristic of granulomatous inflammation Fig. 11.19 Lymphomatoid granulomatosis. High-magnification photomicrograph demonstrates a polymorphic infiltrate comprising mainly small lymphocytes with widely scattered large atypical cells, including occasional variants with multilobated nuclei resembling Reed-Sternberg cells (arrows) Fig. 11.20 Lymphomatoid granulomatosis. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing large area of necrosis surrounded by a polymorphic infiltrate without frankly granulomatous features. (b) Higher-magnification view showing that the polymorphic infiltrate is composed of small lymphocytes, histiocytes, and scattered large atypical cells Fig. 11.21 Lymphomatoid granulomatosis. (a) High-magnification photomicrograph showing a portion of the polymorphic infiltrate illustrated in Fig.  11.20b. Large atypical cells with prominent eosinophilic nucleoli, vesicular chromatin, and irregularly shaped nuclei are scattered against a backdrop of small lymphocytes. (b–d), Immunostains shown in photomicrographs taken at the same magnification as a show that the predominant population of small cells is positive for CD3 (b), while the large atypical cells are positive for CD20 (c) and for EBV (d) in RNA in situ hybridization studies using probes that recognize EBV RNA (EBER). Almost all the large atypical cells are CD20- and EBV-positive Fig. 11.22 Lymphomatoid granulomatosis. High-magnification photomicrograph of a blood vessel cut in cross section showing a dense mononuclear cell infiltrate that infiltrates and expands the vessel wall without vessel wall necrosis. The infiltrate consists of a combination of large and small lymphocytes. Vessel wall involvement is not unique to lymphomatoid granulomatosis and occurs in other benign and malignant lymphoproliferative disorders. But this pattern of vessel infiltration in the context of centrally necrotic nodules composed of predominantly small lymphocytes with variable numbers of large atypical cells is characteristic and should prompt appropriate phenotyping studies Fig. 11.23 Acute histoplasmosis mimicking lymphomatoid granulomatosis. (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing a lymphocyte-rich nodule in a patient with a 4-day history of chest pain and sweats affiliated with multiple bilateral small (< 1 cm) nodules on chest imaging studies. (b) Intermediate-magnification view shows a polymorphic infiltrate in which small lymphocytes predominate without granulomatous features. (c) High-magnification view shows vessel infiltration and scattered large cells that were positive for CD3 and CD30 on paraffin section immunostains (not shown) and negative for EBV on in situ hybridization studies (not shown). The atypical CD3-positive cells had an aberrant phenotype (partial loss of CD2, CD5, and CD7), and molecular studies showed clonal rearrangements of the T-cell receptor gamma gene locus. (d) Despite phenotypical evidence of a “lymphomatoid granulomatosis-like” peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) stain showed numerous fungal yeast forms typical of Histoplasma capsulatum supporting the diagnosis of acute histoplasmosis Fig. 11.24 Follicular lymphoma. (a) Low-magnification view showing a nodular lymphoid infiltrate with a predilection for visceral pleura, interlobular septa, and bronchovascular bundles. In addition to having a “lymphangitic” distribution typical of lymphomas and leukemic infiltrates in general, in some areas the confluent lymphoid nodules have a tumefactive growth pattern. (b) Higher-magnification photo-

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micrograph showing ill-defined uniform follicles without well-demarcated germinal centers in which small and large lymphocytes were positive for CD20, CD10, BCL2, and BCL6 (not shown). This patient proved to have bone marrow and nodal disease Fig. 11.25 Mantle cell lymphoma. (a) Low-magnification view showing multiple uniform lymphoid nodules randomly distributed in mildly fibrotic lung without the tumefactive growth and lymphangitic spread characteristic of other low-grade B-cell lymphomas involving the lung. (b) Intermediate-magnification view showing the uniform lymphoid follicles for which diagnostic concerns might reasonably include benign conditions and other low-grade B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders, especially follicular lymphoma Fig. 11.26 Mantle cell lymphoma. (a) High-magnification view of one of the neoplastic nodules illustrated in Fig. 11.25 consisting of homogeneous tumor cells with coarse, evenly dispersed chromatin and inconspicuous nucleoli. (b) and (c), Paraffin section immunostains showed the neoplastic cells were positive not only for CD20 and BCL2 (not shown) but also for CD5 (b) and cyclin D1 (c). This patient proved to have bone marrow involvement Fig. 11.27 Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma. (a) Low-magnification view showing preserved alveolar architecture with thickened alveolar septa in which alveolar septal capillaries are distended by a cellular infiltrate resembling an interstitial pneumonia. (b) High-magnification view showing large atypical neoplastic lymphocytes filling alveolar septal capillaries. (c) The neoplastic cells within the capillaries are positive for CD20 in paraffin section immunostains Fig. 11.28 Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), polymorphic type. (a) Lowmagnification photomicrograph showing an area of necrosis bounded by a dense polymorphic lymphocytic infiltrate closely resembling lymphomatoid granulomatosis. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing a heterogeneous population of small to large lymphoid cells. (c) The large cells are positive for CD20 in paraffin section immunostain. (d) Some large cells are positive for EBV in in situ hybridization studies. The polymorphic type of PTLD may be indistinguishable from lymphomatoid granulomatosis based on morphology and immunostains alone; a history of organ transplant is key to the diagnosis in these patients Fig. 11.29 Anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing that the lung architecture is focally effaced by a well-demarcated nodular lesion Fig. 11.30 Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). (a) High-magnification view of the nodule illustrated in Fig. 11.29 showing that the lesion consists mainly of large cells with a rim of cytoplasm and large irregular nuclei. Prominent nucleoli are also seen. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing strong positivity for CD30 in the large atypical CD3-positive cells of ALCL. The cells may or may not be anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive Fig. 11.31 Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing an ill-defined localized area of increased cellularity. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing intravascular tumor cells that are markedly atypical with hyperchromatic chromatin, small nucleoli, and pale staining finely vacuolated cytoplasm. (c) and (d), The tumor cells are positive for CD2 on paraffin section immunostains (c) and for EBV on EBER in situ hybridization studies (d) Fig. 11.32 Classic Hodgkin lymphoma. (a) Whole mount slide of a lung wedge biopsy showing multiple subpleural and intraparenchymal nodular lesions consisting of a polymorphic infiltrate with associated sclerosis. (b) Low-magnification view showing that the areas of abnormality are well-demarcated from the uninvolved lung parenchyma and are composed of cellular infiltrates separated by broad collagen bands


Fig. 11.33 Classic Hodgkin lymphoma. (a) High-magnification view of the cellular infiltrates demonstrates mixed small lymphocytes, plasma cells, histiocytes, abundant eosinophils, and multiple large atypical cells with prominent nucleoli. A binucleated Reed-Sternberg cell is seen (arrow). Note the dense collagen bands in the background. (b) The majority of the large atypical cells are positive for CD30 with a characteristic membranous and paranuclear dot-like distribution. (c) Some of the large atypical cells are also positive for CD15 with the same membrane and paranuclear dot-like staining pattern Fig. 11.34 Classic Hodgkin lymphoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a necrotizing nodule closely mimicking the appearance of a necrotizing granuloma. (b) At higher magnification the polymorphic infiltrate included prominent “smudge cells” aligned at the periphery of the necrosis. (c) The atypical cells illustrated in b were strongly positive for CD30 and focally positive for CD15. (d) Elsewhere, the biopsy showed classic mononuclear and binucleated Hodgkin cells Fig. 12.1 Exophytic squamous cell papilloma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows an exophytic lesion featuring arborizing loose fibrovascular cores covered by stratified squamous epithelium. (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing that the overlying squamous epithelium has an orderly epithelial maturation with surface keratinization Fig. 12.2 Inverted growth pattern in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Low-magnification photomicrograph showing the inverted growth pattern typical of lower respiratory tract involvement in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis Fig. 12.3 Inverted growth pattern in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Photomicrograph of another lesion from same patient illustrated in Fig.  12.2 with parenchymal involvement featuring solid intra-alveolar nests of cytologically bland nonkeratinizing squamous cells Fig. 12.4 Mixed squamous and glandular papilloma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows broad epithelial-lined fronds with connective tissue cores lined by both nonciliated columnar and squamous epithelia. (b) Higher-magnification view showing both squamous and glandular epithelia Fig. 12.5 Ciliated muconodular papillary tumor. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a peripheral papillary tumor unassociated with a bronchus and affiliated with acellular mucinous lakes in adjacent parenchyma. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the combination of ciliated columnar cells, goblet mucinous cells, and basal cells that constitute this tumor. The findings overlap with those seen in mixed squamous and glandular papillomas, differing mainly in their peripheral location, associated mucinosis, and characteristic ciliated respiratory epithelium Fig. 12.6 Pleomorphic adenoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing solid exophytic endobronchial mass covered by a surface layer of nonneoplastic respiratory epithelium. Pleomorphic adenomas of the lung show the same range of histologic heterogeneity typical of those seen more commonly in major salivary glands. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the combination of epithelial cells, myoepithelial cells, and stroma that define pleomorphic adenomas at any site Fig. 12.7 Carcinoma arising in pleomorphic adenoma (carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing an exophytic endobronchial mass characterized by a combination of epithelium and stroma typical of pleomorphic adenoma. (b) Photomicrograph showing that a portion of the tumor comprises epithelial cells, myoepithelial cells, and both hyalinized and chondroid stromata characteristic of pleomorphic adenoma. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph showing that elsewhere this heterogeneous tumor demonstrates a population of highly atypical infiltrating carcinoma cells with associated coagulative tumor necrosis

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Fig. 12.8 Mucous gland adenoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing an exophytic endobronchial mass covered by a smooth surface of benign respiratory epithelium without the arborizing papillary architecture of a papilloma. (b) Higher-magnification view showing cytologically bland columnar mucinous cells lining glandular and cystic spaces. The cystic spaces show mucinous lakes surrounded by attenuated mucinous epithelial cells Fig. 12.9 Alveolar adenoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a solitary, well-circumscribed non-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) avid 1-cm lung tumor made up of a collection of cystic spaces separated by stroma of variable thickness. Some of the cystic spaces contain eosinophilic granular proteinaceous material. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing the septa separating the cystic spaces. The septa constitute bland mesenchymal spindle cells and occasional mononuclear inflammatory cells lined by surface cuboidal type 2 pneumocytes Fig. 12.10 Alveolar adenoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph illustrating another example of alveolar adenoma with a sharply circumscribed interface with nonneoplastic lung tissue and cystic spaces partially filled with amorphous proteinaceous debris, macrophages, and procedure-related blood. (b) Higher-magnification photomicrograph shows that the cystic spaces are lined by cytologically bland, flattened to cuboidal cells resembling reactive type 2 pneumocytes. The intervening stroma contains cytologically bland oval to spindle cells as well as rare inflammatory cells Fig. 12.11 Papillary adenoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a solid wellcircumscribed peripheral lung tumor that consists of papillary structures containing fibrovascular cores lined by a single layer of epithelium. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing cuboidal epithelium lining the surface of the fibrovascular cores. The lining epithelial cells resemble reactive type 2 pneumocytes. Nuclear atypia, mitoses, and necrosis are absent Fig. 12.12 Gross photograph of sclerosing pneumocytoma. Sclerosing pneumocytomas are traditionally solitary and peripherally located in the lung. The tumor is well circumscribed, with a solid and frequently hemorrhagic microcystic cut surface. Solid areas without hemorrhage vary from gray-white to tan in color Fig. 12.13 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a wellcircumscribed tumor with a variegated pattern, ranging from cystic and hemorrhagic to solid Fig. 12.14 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. Photomicrograph showing an area with prominent hemorrhagic “hemangioma-like” pattern. The tumor forms ectatic spaces filled with blood and separated by sclerotic stroma Fig. 12.15 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. Photomicrograph showing an area with solid growth pattern. Tumor cells form solid sheets with scant sclerotic stroma. The tumor cells are round and uniform, with a moderate amount of eosinophilic cytoplasm and small inconspicuous nucleoli. Cytologic atypia and mitoses are absent Fig. 12.16 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. Photomicrograph showing a sclerotic area. Dense collagen fibrosis and interstitial round tumor cells are seen Fig. 12.17 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. (a) Photomicrograph showing an area with prominent papillary growth pattern. Type 2 pneumocytes with “reactive” atypia line the surface of sclerotic papillae that show, to varying degrees, associated interstitial round cells. (b) High-magnification view showing that papillary structures are covered with surface cuboidal to “hob-nailing” cells with mild cytologic atypia typical of type 2 pneumocytes. Underlying the surface cells are sclerotic connective tissue cores showing both inflammatory and interstitial round tumor cells Fig. 12.18 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. High-magnification photomicrograph showing an area with abundant foamy macrophages. This is a common but nonspecific finding in sclerosing pneumocytoma


Fig. 12.19 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. Photomicrograph showing a pan-cytokeratin immunohistochemical stain in a papillary area. The surface cells are strongly positive for cytokeratin, whereas the interstitial round cells show only focal weak staining and are frequently negative altogether Fig. 12.20 Sclerosing pneumocytoma. (a) Photomicrograph showing a TTF-1 immunohistochemical stain in sclerosing pneumocytoma. Both surface cells and interstitial round cells are positive for TTF-1, with relatively stronger staining in the surface cells. (b) Photomicrograph showing napsin A immunohistochemical stain in which the surface cells are strongly positive and the interstitial round cells are negative Fig. 12.21 Pulmonary hamartoma. (a) Gross photograph shows a well-circumscribed tumor adjacent to a major bronchus. The cut surface is gray-white to yellow-tan in color, with grossly discernable cartilaginous components. (b) Gross photograph of another large (7.7 cm) hamartoma showing irregular-shaped spicules of glistening hyaline cartilage separated by yellow soft tissue composed mainly of benign fat Fig. 12.22 Pulmonary hamartoma. Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a tumor composed predominantly of hyaline cartilage and mature adipose tissue, with a minor component of myxoid loose connective tissue. The clefted spaces lined by respiratory epithelium represent entrapment of normal nonneoplastic structures by the expanding tumor Fig. 12.23 Pulmonary hamartoma. Photomicrograph showing another example of a hamartoma made up of a combination of hyaline cartilage, the pale staining fibromyxoid tissue characteristic of hamartoma, and entrapped, nonneoplastic respiratory epithelial cells Fig. 12.24 Pulmonary hamartoma. Photomicrograph of an immunohistochemical stain for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) showing positive staining in hyaline cartilage and peri-cartilaginous fibromyxoid spindle cells. This pattern of GFAP staining is characteristic of hamartomas Fig. 12.25 Chondroma. Gross photograph showing a well-circumscribed, lobulated cartilaginous nodule. The cut surface is white and glistening Fig. 12.26 Chondroma. Intermediate magnification photomicrograph shows a well-demarcated tumor composed entirely of hyaline and myxohyaline cartilage. Cytologic atypia is absent. The surrounding lung parenchyma is compressed to form a pseudocapsule Fig. 12.27 PEComa (clear cell “sugar” tumor). (a) Photomicrograph showing tumor cells with clear to pale finely vacuolated cytoplasm forming solid nests separated by thinwalled sinusoidal vessels. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph shows rounded tumor cells with abundant clear or pale eosinophilic cytoplasm, mild variation of nuclear size, and occasional small nucleoli. Necrosis and mitoses are absent. Tumor cells were positive for HMB45 and S100 and negative for cytokeratins (not shown) Fig. 12.28 PEComa (clear cell “sugar” tumor). (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing unencapsulated interface with nonneoplastic lung parenchyma and associated entrapment of nonneoplastic respiratory epithelium. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing cytologically bland cells with pale-staining eosinophilic to clear cytoplasm and mild anisonucleosis. The cells are arranged in a compact nested growth pattern. No mitotic figures or necrosis is seen. (c) Photomicrograph showing patchy staining for HMB45  in PEComa (clear cell “sugar” tumor) Fig. 12.29 Granular cell tumor. (a) Photomicrograph showing neoplastic granular cells infiltrating bronchial mucosa and submucosa without destruction of submucosal glands. Although lacking in this example, the overlying bronchial epithelium often shows a combination of squamous metaplasia and pseudo-epitheliomatous hyperplasia. (b) High-magnification photomicrograph showing large spindled and epi-

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thelioid cells with small, hyperchromatic, eccentrically located nuclei and abundant granular eosinophilic cytoplasm. (c) High-magnification photomicrograph showing strong cytoplasmic staining for S100 protein Fig. 12.30 Pneumocytic adenomyoepithelioma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph showing a circumscribed mixed epithelial and spindle cell tumor resembling pleomorphic adenoma. (b) Higher-magnification view shows a combination of epithelial cells, some of which form glandular spaces containing colloid-like secretions and blunt spindled cells Fig. 12.31 Pneumocytic adenomyoepithelioma. High-magnification photomicrographs of the tumor illustrated in Fig. 12.30 showing a population of cytokeratin (a) and TTF-1 (b)-positive epithelial cells affiliated with a population of smooth muscle actin (c) and S100 (d)-positive myoepithelial cells Fig. 13.1 Atypical adenomatous hyperplasia. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a small (2-mm) localized lesion. Compared to normal lung parenchyma, the lesion shows slightly thickened alveolar septa and atypical pneumocyte hyperplasia along the septa. The alveolar lung architecture is preserved, and there is no invasive component. (b) Higher magnification of area illustrated in a showing interface between atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (above) and normal lung (below). The former is characterized by thickening of alveolar septa and a proliferation of mildly atypical pneumocytes. (c) High-magnification view highlighting the atypical cells characterized by enlarged nuclei but with a very orderly singlecell layer without nuclear crowding or tufting. These atypical cells are positive for TTF-1 (not shown) Fig. 13.2 Adenocarcinoma in situ. Gross photograph shows a 2-cm, poorly defined tan nodular lesion beneath the pleura. These lesions are commonly described as groundglass opacities on chest CT scan Fig. 13.3 Nonmucinous adenocarcinoma in situ. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a nonmucinous epithelial tumor growing along the preserved but thickened alveolar septa; no invasive foci are seen. (b) High-magnification view shows crowded tumor cells with hyperchromatic and occasional small nucleoli. Tumor cells grow along alveolar septa in a lepidic growth pattern without invasion Fig. 13.4 Nonmucinous adenocarcinoma in situ. (a) Low-magnification view of another small (1.1  cm) adenocarcinoma in situ in which thickened but intact interstitial structures are lined by a population of atypical nonmucinous columnar cells. (b) Intermediate-magnification photomicrograph showing the interface between adenocarcinoma in situ and normal lung (right). (c) High-magnification view showing more rounded, cuboidal, and hobnail cells with a higher degree of cytologic atypia as evidenced by nuclear enlargement, anisonucleosis, and relatively scant cytoplasm Fig. 13.5 Minimally invasive adenocarcinoma. (a) Low-magnification photomicrograph shows a small localized lesion (